This workshop will cater for all those who have been interested in writing poetry, but have yet to try, as well as those who have already begun the journey into the art and craft of poetry but want to find out more.
We will look at such matters as: poetry, verse and worse; the fundamentals of imagery, sound and form; poetic strengths and weaknesses (i.e. what can go wrong!); and particular types of poetry suitable for beginners (such as haiku and other short forms). Useful and entertaining practical exercises will be included. We will also look ahead to other practical matters such as submitting poems to journals and the many competitions currently available in Australia.
The workshop aim to be as wide-ranging as possible within the three-hour time frames. As indicated, they are firmly aimed both at ‘beginners’, as well as those already afflicted by the poetry bug!