Thousands of Words: Visual Poems


March 21st, 2022 7:00 PM — March 21st, 2022 8:30 PM



March 21st, 2022 7:00 PM — March 21st, 2022 8:30 PM


In this special workshop for World Poetry Day you'll explore the possibilities of digital tools to create poems that combine text and image.

Beginning with an overview of concrete, collage and other visual poetry movements, you'll then be guided through a series of practical exercises to create hybrid poems of text and image. This workshop will equip you with the tools and resources you need to get started: from the ethics of sourcing and adapting pre-existing visual material to the digital tools that make it simple and approachable to explore multimedia forms.

Suitable for... Poets interested in experimenting with visual forms. No technical experience or paid software necessary.


Participants will:

  • Explore the history of concrete and visual poetry
  • Apply visual storytelling principles to text
  • Create a concrete or visual poem with digital tools
  • Connect with other like-minded writers interested in poetry and digital experimentation.

This workshop is presented by the Writers SA No Limits: Young Regional Writers program and is aimed at regional writers under 30, however writers from all ages and locations are very welcome to attend this online workshop.

Due to the nature and activities of the workshop, you will need access to a computer (laptop or desktop computer) as you will not be able to fully participate using a phone or tablet.

Rory is also facilitating online workshops for writers interested in interactive narratives and digital storytelling so why not book into all three?



About Rory Green

Rory Green is a writer, editor and digital media artist living on unceded Gadigal land. Their digital interactive work has been published in Cordite Poetry Review, The Lifted Brow and Running Dog among others, and has been programmed as part of BLEED Festival, Freeplay Festival and Cementa Arts Festival. They have taught digital literature as part of Express Media's Toolkits: Digital Storytelling program, as well as through workshops for Digital Writers Festival, National Young Writers Festival, and Queensland Poetry.


WSA Member $44 / Non-member $77 

No Limits (regional writers aged 30 and under) $10

No Limits workshops are heavily subsidised for regional writers aged 30 and under. If the fee is still a barrier please email [email protected] for the No Limits 50% off or 100% off code to enable you to participate. 

This workshop will be delivered via Zoom. Instructions will be emailed to you, please check your spam/junk folders. 


—Writers SA members must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you would like to use a workshop credit to book in please contact [email protected] at least five working days before the workshop commencement date. Our staff don’t work full time and we don’t want you to miss out!

—Members of other writing centres in the National Writers Centre Network can access our member discount. Contact [email protected] with your membership number to make your booking.

—Our Youth Membership category also includes a subscription to VoiceworksVoiceworks is a national literary journal that features exciting new writing and art by young Australians. Join here.



Registration Details

Registration for this event ended on March 21st, 2022 4:00 PM

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