Engaging the Senses


March 5th, 2022 1:00 PM — March 5th, 2022 4:00 PM



March 5th, 2022 1:00 PM — March 5th, 2022 4:00 PM


Engaging the Senses is a workshop in writing and performance where participants will explore how poetry and memory exists in the body through physical movement, expressions and the voice.

By expanding the realm of the senses, you will learn how to immerse yourself in deep emotions to give your writing varied dimensions.


Participants will:

  • Learn how to use mindfulness and breathwork to engage their senses 
  • Discover their authentic voice through working with Gloria to write their story
  • Develop their story through the feedback given and learn how to edit their work 
  • Learn the basics of performance poetry (breathing, body movements, expression, how to use a mic) 


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 welcome to attend.


We’ve also made March a full month of poetry in the Limestone Coast. This is the first of three Limestone Coast poetry workshops in March 2022. We also have a workshop on 12th March with Emelia Haskey in Naracoorte, including an open mic event For the Love of Words and Wine and a workshop on 27th March with Caroline Reid  as part of Mount Gambier Fringe. We also have an online concrete poetry workshop with Rory Green for World Poetry Day on 21st March 2022.



About Gloria Demillo

Gloria Demillo (they/them) is a poet, researcher and multidisciplinary creative. Their most notable contributions include the Harana Poetry Tour for the Art Gallery of New South Wales; published works with the Australian Poetry Journal, Peril Magazine, Cordite Poetry Review, Red Room Poetry; and performances at the Biennale of Sydney, the National Young Writers Festival, Sydney International Women’s Poetry and Arts Festival, Wollongong Writers Festival, Australian Poetry Slam, and the Bankstown Poetry Slam Olympics. Gloria made their acting debut in Let Me Know When You Get Home by Miranda Aguilar (2021) produced by National Theatre of Parramatta and CuriousWorks.


WSA Member $88 / Non-member $140

No Limits (regional writers aged 30 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.


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