Poetry By The Sea: Drawing Down the Muse

Sunday 18 April 2021

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The South Coast Writers Centre and Kiama Council present Poetry by the Sea; a program of poetry workshops and readings in Kiama. Drawing Down the Muse: Encountering the Unconscious through…

The South Coast Writers Centre and Kiama Council present Poetry by the Sea; a program of poetry workshops and readings in Kiama.

Drawing Down the Muse: Encountering the Unconscious through Expressive Writing
10am-12.30pm

Join poet Ivy Ireland as she explores methods of integrating unconscious elements of the psyche into the process of writing poetry. The focus of this workshop will be on practical writing exercises using automatic and expressive writing techniques, while also looking at examples of artistic inspiration in the work of prominent poets.

Open Reading with Ivy Ireland
1pm-2.30pm

Workshop participants are encouraged to join the open reading and share what they learned, however all poetry lovers are also invited to attend and watch.

Ivy Ireland is the author of Incidental Complications (2007), Porch Light (2015) and The Owl Inside (2020). Ivy’s literary awards include the Australian Young Poet Fellowship, Harri Jones Memorial Prize, Thunderbolt Prize, Newcastle Poetry Prize local award, and she was runner-up in the 2019 UC International Poetry Prize. Ivy completed her Ph.D. in Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle and her poetry, essays and reviews have been widely published in journals and anthologies such as Cordite, Overland, Mascara and Blue Dog.

PLEASE NOTE: Register for the free Open Reading to attend, and indicate in the booking process if you would like to do a reading of your work.

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