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Cost: FREE

Sunday 20 Nov, 1-4pm AEDT

Online (via Zoom)

Facilitator: Scott-Patrick Mitchell


About the workshop

Over last few years, the Northern Rivers region has experienced loss on a monumental level. But loss is also a transformative experience, and by engaging in creative processes, such as the writing of poetry, we are able to articulate our own grief.

Workshop facilitator Scott-Patrick Mitchell (SPM) will draw on their recent studies to lead a workshop that explores the poetry and poetics of grief. SPM will equip participants with a vocabulary of rituals and symbols that accompany expressions of grief, and how these can enrich and focus the writing of poetry that deals with loss.

The poetry of poets who have passed away will be touched on, examined and responded to. There will also be space for a discussion on how we, as poets, can be mindful in preparing our own legacy for future generations.

A small number of participants will be invited to share their poems at our free event on 2nd Dec: How We Heal: Community Stories from Poets Out Loud.

What you need to participate:

  • Zoom and a reliable Internet connection

This workshop is suitable for:

  • Beginners and experienced writers / poets.


Auslan interpreting and auto-captioning available. Please contact us with access requirements by 13 Nov.

If you would like to join but do not have internet access, please contact us.

About the facilitator:

Scott-Patrick Mitchell (they/them)

Scott-Patrick Mitchell (SPM) is a non-binary poet who lives and writes on Whadjuk Noongar Country in Boorloo (Perth). Their work explores ecology, queer identity, addiction, recovery, love, grief and how poetry can transmit awe. Their first full-length collection, Clean, is available now from Upswell Publishing.


Places are limited to residents of the Northern Rivers NSW. 

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