Poetry Belongs to All of Us


March 27th, 2022 10:00 AM — March 27th, 2022 1:00 PM



March 27th, 2022 10:00 AM — March 27th, 2022 1:00 PM


Anyone can write poetry about anything. In this workshop you’ll be guided to draft a poem of your own by award winning poet and published author Caroline Reid.

With a focus on finding inspiration, generating new material and shaping it into a poem, there will also be opportunity for discussion, reflection and sharing what you’ve written. You’ll be surprised at how much you can write in a few short hours in this relaxed and supportive environment. Suitable for all levels including beginners and those who secretly want to write poetry but don’t know how to start. Includes a handout of writing exercises for you to try at home.


Participants will:

  • Learn tips and tricks for generating new material and crafting poetry
  • Write some poetry!
  • Leave with a handout of writing exercises to try at home
  • Connect with other like-minded poetry lovers.

This workshop is presented by the Writers SA No Limits: Young Regional Writers program and is aimed at Limestone Coast writers aged 30 and under, however writers of all ages are very welcome and encouraged to attend.


While in Mount Gambier, Caroline will also be presenting two performances of her spoken word theatre show SIARAD at the Limestone Coast Pantry for Mount Gambier Fringe, supported by Writers SA, Adelaide Fringe and Arts South Australia. Book tickets to SIARAD here. 


We’ve made March a full month of poetry in the Limestone Coast. This is the last of three Limestone Coast poetry workshops in March 2022. We also have a workshop on 5th March with Gloria Demillo  in Mount Gambier and on 12th March with Emelia Haskey in Naracoorte, including an open mic event For the Love of Words and Wine. We also have an online concrete poetry workshop with Rory Green for World Poetry Day on 21st March.



About Caroline Reid

Caroline Reid is a plural poet who plays in multiple mediums. Her debut collection of poetry and prose SIARAD was published in 2020 (ES-Press), recorded as an experimental audiobook and debuted as spoken word theatre in Adelaide Fringe 2021. Caroline is a multi-finalist in the Australian Poetry Slam and her written work has been shorlisted in multiple literary awards including The Tom Collins Poetry Prize and Bath Flash Fiction Award. Her video poems have screened in multiple festivals, most recently the Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin. Weaving together the ordinary and the cosmic, Caroline writes with black-hole humour and an empathy for humankind, in equal measure. She has spent many years honing her craft in a community context and continues to teach creative writing in the community, advocate for accessibility to the arts for all members of the community, and assist artists living with disabilities at Tutti Arts Inc.


WSA Member $88 / Non-member $140

No Limits (regional writers 25 and under) $20


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. 


Venue: Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mount Gambier


—All staff, speakers, and attendees of in-person events must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or hold a current medical exemption, in order to attend; and must comply with any precautionary measures Writers SA puts in place. We may request proof of your vaccination status or medical exemption upon entry. See our full policy here.

—Writers SA members must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you would like to use a workshop credit to book in or access the No Limits code, 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 Voiceworks. Voiceworks is a national literary journal that features exciting new writing and art by young Australians. Join here.

Registration Details

The event you requested is currently unavailable (contact the site administrator for assistance).

Are you a member?

Not yet a Writers SA member? Join here for as little as $60!

Writers SA members receive

  • 30% discount on all workshops and services (excluding Teen Writers Club)
  • a free 20-minute consultation upon sign up
  • advice, information and support in your writing activities
  • career pathway support and opportunities
  • access to a community of writers
  • opportunities to meet industry professionals
  • opportunities for publication and promotion

Stay in the loop:

The latest literary news, events, opportunities, workshops, competitions and more, delivered weekly to your inbox.

Major Supporters