Poetry workshop in Perth: “Writing for the Ear” 25 July 2020

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Poetry workshop in Perth: Writing for the Ear

A rare opportunity to write with me!

10:30am-1:30pm, 25 July 2020
WA Poets Inc (WAPI), Bon Marche Arcade, 74-80 Barrack Street, Perth 6000
$20 for WAPI members, $25 non-members
Limit of 18 people.
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Thomas Campion (1567-1620) said that poetry is “a system of linked sounds”. Dylan Thomas said he wrote for the ear, rather than the eye. By example, discussion and experiment, we will discover how contemporary poets use the music of language to affect the reader’s consciousness.

  • Different kinds of pause and silence
  • Types of line break and their effects
  • Consonance, assonance and rhyme, and their effects
  • An introduction to the principles underlying rhythm and cadence in English-language poetry

Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/BKHRS

COVID-19 safety procedures in place:

  • Attendance limit: 18
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Venue cleaned prior to event
  • Venue set up to maximise social distancing
  • Coffee/tea available in paper cups, or bring your own cup/drink
  • List of attendants kept through TryBooking , in the event of contact tracing being necessary

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Perth Poetry Club Poetry Zoom 20 June 2020

Poetry Zooms are awesome! I’m the featured guest in Perth Poetry Club‘s online gathering on 20 June.

Not a Poetry Zoom: Jackson reading live at Perth Poetry Club

Plus open mike.

20 June 2020
2-4pm WST Perth time
4-6pm EST Melbourne/Sydney/Canberra time

Poetry zoom details for Perth Poetry Club:

Poetry Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 942 971 412
Password: 747576

perthpoetryclub.com
Perth Poetry Club on Facebook

That Poetry Zoom 1 June 2020 (Smiths Canberra)

Poetry Zoom fans, on 1 June I’m featuring online in That Poetry Zoom, the online manifestation of Canberra’s excellent weekly poetry show normally held at Smiths Alternative.

That Poetry Zoom

Plus open mike.

Monday 1 June 2020
5pm WST (Perth/Beijing time)
7pm EST (Canberra/Melbourne/Sydney time)

Poetry Zoom meeting details:

The Zoom meeting link will be posted in the facebook event about half an hour before the show.

Not a Poetry Zoom: Jackson reading live

Climate poetry: “Letters to our Home” Zoom launch 4 May 7pm Perth time

Climate poetry launch Letters to our Home promotional image

https://www.facebook.com/events/1769757263163358

Climate poetry! Creative responses to the climate and ecological crisis from poets, writers and other citizens in Perth, Western Australia

Michael Williams, Liana Joy Christensen, Allan Padget, Tara Hurst, Deanne Leber, Natalie D-Napoleon, Jackson, Allan Boyd

Limited open mike

via Zoom

Monday 4 May 2020
7-9pm AWST (Perth, Western Australia: UTC+8)

PDF and print books will be for sale online, raising funds for the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) and the WA Forest Alliance (WAFA).

Hosted by Voicebox.
MC Vivienne Glance.

Details and links at
https://www.facebook.com/events/1769757263163358

‘Letters to Our Home’ was conceived during the Australian bushfire crisis in the summer of 2019/2020. It was inspired by the northern hemisphere publication ‘Letters to the Earth’ and like that publication we hope creative responses to the growing climate, biodiversity and environmental crises will help us come to terms with the situation we collectively face, nurture our spirits and inspire us to take, and to demand, action.

The contributors to this collection vary from school-age children to parents, workers and retired people, published poets and newcomers. They write from their hearts and are inspired by their passion to see art as a selfless act of giving, and as activism.

We hope you enjoy this brief journey around Western Australia’s unique precious places and how we as humans live within them.

Profits from the sale of Letters to Our Home will be split between the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) and the WA Forest Alliance (WAFA). The EDO fight tirelessly to protect the environment from legislative harm, and WAFA has worked for decades to save our old-growth native forests from destructive logging and other harms.

We’ll have 8 readers from ‘Letters to Our Home’, and short open mic brackets to start and end.