10am–1:30pm on the following Saturdays: 6 August, 20 August, 3 September
Three poetry workshops facilitated by Lizz Murphy on the themes of Land • Sea • Air: discover new lands, make a sea journey or a sea change, navigate the air. Themes will be explored broadly.
Lizz Murphy's workshops include writing exercises and discussion with an emphasis on generating ideas and meeting new challenges. There is guidance on developing poems and setting goals to help you continue on.
For aspiring, new and developing poets and anyone else with an interest in a stimulating writing space and finding the next poem.
Lizz Murphy has published 12 books of different kinds. Her eighth poetry title Shebirds is forthcoming (PressPress).
Events & Workshops
10am–4pm Saturday 23 July
A one-day masterclass in journalism, blogging and content marketing, run by an expert who has lived and breathed professional writing for the last 20 years. If you thought it was impossible to earn a great living from freelance writing, think again.
Chris Sheedy has been published regularly in The Sydney Morning Herald, Virgin Australia Voyeur, The Australian Magazine, GQ, In The Black, Management Today, Men's Fitness and countless other big-brand publications.
10am–4pm Sunday 7 August
Through enjoyable writing exercises and discussion, this masterclass explores narrative choices, timing and chronology and the importance of composite characters—essentially, how to write about your billiards-playing aunt without getting disowned.
Valerie Parv was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for significant contributions to the arts as a prolific author, role model and mentor.
10am–4pm Saturday 13 August
Suitable for beginning writers, this practical workshop will include writing exercises and resources to jog your memory and inspire your creativity. Whether you want to write life stories, family history or fiction based on life, the workshop will be adapted to meet the specific needs of participants.
Rae Luckie is an experienced writing mentor and workshop facilitator—passionate about the value of creative writing, the preservation of life stories, and interested in all genres of writing.