First Line, First Draft, Final Poem

First Line, First Draft, Final Poem

Who: Brook Emery
Saturday 26 May, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full price:
$195; Member: $135; Conc Member: $120

Join award-winning poet Brook Emery for a workshop tailored for poets who are just beginning to write or just beginning to submit their work for publication.

Through practical exercises and discussion, the workshop will consider issues such as what a poem is and what it can do; how to make and turn a line; how to say it with sound and say it with image; how to say it ‘straight’ and say it ‘slant’; how to move from draft to draft to ‘finished’ poem; and how to check your finished poem for problems.

Participant requirements
Participants should bring 10 copies of one of their poems (max 32 lines) to work on during the day. Poems will be discussed in a friendly, supportive environment, time permitting.

About the tutor
Brook Emery
has published five poetry collections, including and dug my fingers in the sand, which won the Queensland Premier’s Prize. Along with Misplaced Heart and Uncommon Light, it was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Prize. Collusion was shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Prize. Have Been and Are was published in 2016. Individual poems have won the Newcastle Poetry Prize, The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize, the Max Harris Award, and the Australian Sports Poetry Award. Brook has taught widely in universities, schools and the community.


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