Current Poetry Classes

Now accepting enrolments for:

June 12th 2022
Reading for Writing – a tumble takeover

Ever wondered what it would be like to have not just the book to look at, but also the poet to interrogate? Join Shirley Eng and Joanna Preston for a single-session rummage through Joanna’s award winning second collection, tumble.

Poetry Class regular Shirley Eng will be your guide for this class, with Joanna joining in for the second half – so you can speak, praise, ridicule, query, complain and chastise to your heart’s content; before showing the author the things she didn’t realise were in her poems, and trying your hand at some tumble-inspired writing exercises.

Love the idea, but want more? How about a copy of tumble as well, for an additional $25 (rrp $27.50)?

 Sunday, June 12th, 2022
10 am to 1 pm
The Boardroom,
South Library
66 Colombo St
Fee: $20

$45 for the class and a signed copy of tumble

Maximum of 10 participants

Covid protocols:

  • Attendees are requested to wear a face mask while in the classroom.
  • Drinking (other than water) and eating only in the cafe, or outside the room.
  • Vaccination is preferred, for your safety and mine.
  • If you are unvaccinated, you must have had a negative RAT test within 24 hours of the class.
  • Do NOT come to class if you have any cold symptoms.


June 18th 2022
Reading for Writing – an online tumble takeover

Same as above, but online via Zoom!
Hence no travelling, no mask requirements, no worries if you have a cough, no trying to find parking …

Saturday, June 18th, 2022
2 pm to 5 pm

online via Zoom
Fee: $20

Maximum of 10 participants

To enrol, or to ask a questions about the courses, please use the contact form below.
To see what else is planned for 2022, visit the Workshops for 2022 page.