Melbourne Poets Union Workshops
'Writing Prose Poems'
With Cassandra Atherton
Prose poetry is having a renaissance. While prose poetry is written in the mode of prose and uses a variety of poetic techniques including fragmentation, compression, repetition, and rhyme, there is so much more to it. This workshop is for writers who are interested in extending their art: poets who want to write in prose and prose fiction writers who want to experiment with poetry.It is also useful for writers who have written prose poems and would like to hone their craft.
Date: Saturday November 16th, 2019
Time: 10am to 1pm
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
Cassandra Atherton is an award-winning writer and international scholar of prose poetry. She was a Visiting Scholar in English at Harvard University in 2016 and a Visiting Fellow in Literature at Sophia University, Tokyo, in 2014. She has published 17 critical and creative books, and has been invited to edit six special editions of leading refereed journals.
Cassandra is the recipient of more than 15 national and international research grants and teaching awards, including most recently a VicArts grant and an Australia Council grant for her prose poetry on the atomic bomb.
Her most recent book of prose poetry is Pre-Raphaelite (2018) and she is the series editor for Spineless Wonders microlit anthologies.
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: email@example.com
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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