Melbourne Poets Union Workshops
Next workshop - May 18th 2019
Stage + Page
with David Stavanger
all I want to do is / read poetry from the middle of a / burning building - David Lerner
Spoken word is often urgent, visceral, and at times redemptive. How can you contain that fire within the constraints of the page without putting it out? This workshop focusses on ways to distil performance poetry/spoken word for the print medium, including editing pieces for the page and working with the limits/possibilities of both forms. It will also explore publishing opportunities for spoken word.
Note: This workshop is suited for poets who work across the page/stage and spoken word artists.
Date: Saturday May 18
Venue: Kathleen Syme Library and Centre, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton. All trams to Melbourne University (72, 67, 5, 6, 64, 3/3a, 16, 1 and 8), Stop 1.
Number of Participants: 12 maximum
Workshop Fee: $110
Contact: Tina Giannoukos
Note: David will also be performing on Friday May 17th with Ania Walwicz at Hare & Hyenas in Fitzroy. Keep your eyes on the event page for more details on that one.
David Stavanger is a poet, performer, cultural producer and lapsed psychologist. In 2013, he won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, resulting in the release of The Special (UQP), his first full-length collection of poetry, which was awarded the 2015 Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize. David was Co-Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival (2015-17), and he is the Co-Editor of Verity La’s SLOT MACHINE, Australian Poetry Journal 8.2 SPOKEN, and SOLID AIR: Collected Australian & New Zealand Spoken Word (UQP, forthcoming 2019.) He is also sometimes known as Green Room-nominated spoken weird artist Ghostboy, and he has helped establish poetry slam in Australia. These days he lives between the stage and the page.
Past workshop... Saturday, November 3, 2018
What makes a poem an object of aesthetic beauty? Explore the potentialities of your poetry and gain insight into the power
of the line to register experience.
Bookings: Essential to book early. Only 10 spaces available.
*THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW BOOKED OUT, STAY TUNED FOR NEWS OF OUR NEXT WORKSHOP*
Venue: Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton.
When: Saturday, November 3, 2018
To book a space, or for more information, email Tina Giannoukos at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Brophy is the author of sixteen books of poetry, fiction and essays. In 2009, he was awarded the Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay. He is Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne. His latest collection is Look at the Lake (Puncher & Wattmann), a record of his time spent in the remote desert community of the the Walmajarri
people of Mulan in Western Australia. He was poet in residence at the BR Whiting Library in Rome in 2015.
Banner photo: Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre photo sourced from http://www.harrishmc.com.au/projects/kathleen-syme/
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