11:00 am - 2:00 pm
University of Newcastle NUspace
Cnr Hunter St & Auckland Streets
Newcastle NSW 2300
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Poetry Workshop: Using lyric encounter to write grief with Willo Drummond
In this poetry workshop you will ‘dialogue’ with a range of poems to give voice to aspects of grief and/or identity that are often structurally barred from social and political space. There are so many taboos around grief; rules for whom (and what) we are allowed to name worthy of this form of love. Grief is a social emotion, and as such, a dialogic approach to writing is well suited to voicing the grieving self.
This masterclass will look at ways of ‘reading and writing’ in the intersubjective space of poetic encounter. Participants will explore responsive reading and writing activities to generate drafts for several new poems. Participants should have some experience writing poetry and are encouraged to bring along a beloved poem by another poet. Poems will also be supplied as part of the workshop. All identities and griefs are welcome.
Limited to 10 places. Snacks provided. Please bring your preferred writing tools (laptop, pen, paper).
This workshop will be held at University of Newcastle NUspace and a room number will be confirmed via email prior to the event.
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