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Take your poems to the next level in this online workshop with Prime-Minister’s Literary Award winner, Melinda Smith.

You’ll explore some techniques for going deeper with your poems, making them more surprising, more mysterious, and more powerful.

In this 2 ½ hour group session you will read, think, question, experiment, and – we hope – grow as a poet. The program will be a mix of poetry technique, analysing published poems written in English by prominent Australian poets, and guided writing exercises. The course will also include tips on self-editing your poems. Suitable for poets, published or unpublished, who are ready and able to receive honest feedback on their work. Via Zoom.

Poets Out Loud is proud to host award-winning poet Melinda Smith as the first guest facilitator in our online poetry workshops.

About Melinda Smith:

Melinda Smith is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Goodbye, Cruel (Pitt St Poetry, 2017) and Listen, bitch (Recent Work Press, 2019). She won the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Drag down to unlock or place an emergency call (Pitt St Poetry, 2013), and her work has been widely anthologised and translated. She has taught poetry workshops in a wide range of settings, including for the Queensland Writers’ Centre, the Perth Poetry Festival, the NSW Speech and Drama Teachers’ association, and veterans’ organisation Soldier On. She is based in the ACT and is a former poetry editor of the Canberra Times.

See more at https://melindasmithpoet.com/

About the format

You will need Internet connection, a device with audio and video capability, and a zoom account. Zoom is an online video conferencing platform. It can be downloaded for free here: https://zoom.us/. We strongly recommend familiarizing yourself with the platform prior to the workshop.

For more information contact poet@sarahtemporal.com