Workshops for 2022

The Poetry Class – 2022 Edition

Winter 2022

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.

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

Maximum of 10 participants

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

Same as the physical version, but online. Attend in your pyjamas!

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

Online via Zoom
Fee: $20

Maximum of 10 participants

What you’ve missed … 

March 19th to April 17th, 2022
Reading for Writing: The Romantics

Rebels, revolutionaries, raconteurs and rogues

Roses are red
carnations are pink
the Romantic poets
were not what you think!

If you think the Romantic poets were all about hearts and flowers and swooning in a garret with a glass of laudanum, you’re in for a surprise! They were the radicals of their day, challenging what they saw as an unjust and demeaning social order, and championing the natural world. (Sound familiar?)

A five session romp through the world of the English Romantic Poets, and their long-lasting impact on western culture. We’ll be looking at the work of Byron, Coleridge, Wordsworth et et al, and considering what it is to be a Romantic poet, what makes a Romantic poem, whether there are any Romantic poets writing now, and if not, why not?

A combination of close reading with writing exercises. Suitable for all levels.

Saturdays, March 19th to April 16th, 2022
2 pm to 5 pm

OR
Sundays, March 20th to April 17th, 2022
10 am to 1 pm
(both options five sessions)
Online via Zoom

Fee: $45

later in 2022
Linebreaks Masterclass

dates and details t.b.c.

at some point in 2022
Dead Poets

dates and details t.b.c.

August
Perilous Ekphrastic Poetry and The Gallery

dates and details t.b.c.

at some other point in 2022
Poetry for the Nervous – Writing Poetry 101

dates and details t.b.c.