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ONLINE via Zoom
6:30 – 8:30pm AEST
Dates: 5x Mondays, June 10 – July 8
Cost: $330 or discounted
$15% off pensioners and unwaged
20% off both if you sign up with a friend

“Find out who you are, and do it on purpose”. -Dolly Parton

In this course, you are invited to uncover your authentic voice through poetic practice. Join prize-winning poet Sarah Temporal to explore your writing in a supportive workshop setting. Create poems in a variety of contemporary styles including confessional, collage, retellings, lists, and spoken-word.  Through a series of creative exercises as well as discussion of selected examples, we will examine what gives poetry its particular power to reveal our hidden selves.

Suitable for beginner to intermediate writers.


  • Weekly writing prompts to create your own poems
  • Explore a variety of contemporary poets and styles
  • Personal feedback on drafts in development
  • Strategies for creative process and editing


Stable internet connection and zoom account (available free). Access to email send/receive drafts. No prior experience necessary.

What people are saying: 

Sarah created a safe and inclusive space and gave the most generous and helpful feedback on individual poems. An amazing workshop series. – Shel Sweeney

Sarah was able to draw the best out of all of us. Very practical and enjoyable! – Harry Laing

Sarah’s attention to detail and genuine focus on the writing that was brought and created by the participants meant that we all could sink in to a deep reading of each other’s work and learn about our own craft in the process. I’m grateful for the chance to reconnect with my writing practice and experiment with new ways of thinking and writing. Thank you Sarah. – Rowan Rose

Sarah’s Unbound Self poetry course was a delight. This course is suitable for any level of writer, really, if you approach it with an enquiring mind and hope. – May Thomson

About the facilitator

Sarah Temporal is a prize-winning poet living on Bundjalung lands in the NSW Northern Rivers. Her writing is concerned with revealing our hidden selves, and ranges from personal confessions to reclaimed fairy tales. Her work has been anthologised in Best of Australian Poems, Heroines Anthology, Australian Poetry Anthology and more, and was shortlisted for the Val Vallis Award. With a background in education, she has taught poetry to hundreds of people from ages 8 to 89, and now runs a regional arts initiative (Poets Out Loud) to empower voices of all ages. Arriving after twenty years of performing live, Tight Bindings is her first published collection.


Contact poet@sarahtemporal.com or 0428 256 531


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