I’ve received some poetry-related notices from a few sources, so pushing them out in one big ol’ post. Hopefully this will also inspire me to get my act together to get involved in some of these exciting events!
Now Hear This
14 September @ The Street Theatre
Melanie Tait at 666 ABC is looking for storytellers to be part of the next night in the popular ‘Now Here This’ series. The theme is ‘changes’.
Preparing a poetry manuscript for submission
1-4pm Saturday 20 August @ ACT Writers Centre
This workshop will involve discussion and practical exercises in researching the market, structuring a manuscript and preparing a manuscript for a publisher. With Chris Mansell.
First line, first draft, finished poem: Writing poetry
10am-3.30pm Saturday 24 September @ ACT Writers Centre
Through exercises, extracts and discussion this workshop will examine the mystery and meaning of poetry, the difference between poetry and prose, the nature and importance of the linebreak, and different ways to build a poem. With Brook Emery.
Living Green Festival
16 October @ Albert Hall
Canberra’s first vegan festival. Looking for performers of all kinds. Artist application pack on website.
Knocking your poems into their best possible shape
1-5pm Tuesday 8 November @ ACT Writers Centre
Good poems require the right combination of patience, inspiration and ruthlessness on the part of the poet. Poems need to be given the chance to be born before facing the necessary rigour of the editorial knife, but once a poem has made its way to the first draft stage, everything must be up for question. With Kevin Higgins.
2-4 March @ Corin Forest mountain recreation park
Applications open for all kinds of artists.