Creativity in the park


Nandi Chinna.
Picture: Jon Hewson          d454869
Nandi Chinna. Picture: Jon Hewson        d454869

AWARD-winning poet Nandi Chinna will use one of Perth’s most popular parks to help aspiring writers draw out their creativity.

AWARD-winning poet Nandi Chinna will use one of Perth’s most popular parks to help aspiring writers draw out their creativity.

The Hamilton Hill resident will run writing workshops from the popular family and tourist spot.

She said classes would draw on a range of simple techniques including silent reflection, wild writing and tall tales to aid expression when participants put pen to paper.

“Many people comment they would like to write and have many stories to tell, but don’t know where to start,” she said.

“In the workshops we offer techniques which allow people to access those inner stories.

“Stimulated by the beautiful environment of Kings Park, participants are enabled to access their imagination and offered supportive guidance and feedback which allow them to take their writing from first draft to publishable pieces.”

One of the techniques used in the workshop is a short sensory walk.

Chinna said it enabled use of senses other than sight.

“Most of us privilege our sense of sight over our other senses such a smell, hearing, touch and taste,” she said.

“In reality we’re using these other senses all the time in order to negotiate and interpret the world around us.

“The walks allow us to deepen our engagement with the world around us, as well as gather observations to use in our writing.”

The next course begins on June 11.