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Mondays 6:30 – 8:30pm
Dates: 5x Mondays, May 6 – June 3
Murwillumbah Community Centre
Cost: $395 or discounted
Contact: poet@sarahtemporal.com or 0428 256 531
$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. Ages 16+.


  • Weekly writing prompts to create your own poems
  • Explore a variety of contemporary poets and styles
  • Expert feedback on drafts in development
  • Strategies for creative process and editing
  • (Optional) live reading to show your work on completion of the course


BYO writing notebook or device. Weekly email access to send/receive drafts, or other arrangements made. 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

So lucky to have Sarah Temporal’s national standard poetry, poetry teaching and poetry presentation expertise available to us right here in Murwillumbah. – Kerri Stelling

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 lives and works on Bundjalung lands: a poet, educator, and producer. She explores the stories we tell and the secrets we keep in her debut collection Tight Bindings, forthcoming from Puncher and Wattmann in 2024. Sarah is a three-times finalist of the XYZ Prize for Excellence in Spoken-Word and a winner of multiple poetry slams, with works published in Best of Australian PoemsCordite, Australian Poetry Anthology and more. Sarah is the director of Poets Out Loud, working to empower voices of all ages through writing and spoken-word.


Contact poet@sarahtemporal.com or 0428 256 531


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