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Workshop: Improving the Lines of your Poetry // Paul Magee

  • ACT Writers Centre 55 Ainslie Ave Braddon, ACT, 2612 Australia (map)

In this workshop Paul Magee (Associate Professor of Poetry at University of Canberra, author of Cube Root of Book & Stone Postcard) will get you to focus on individual lines, so as to think about what a line does in its own right, and how each can be made better. 

How to apply: Please include a haiku with your application. Successful applicants will be asked to bring along four haikus to the workshop. Email applications to notedfestival@gmail.com with 'Poetry' in the subject line.

Applications close: March 14 2015.

Here's some haiku advice from Paul: Please ignore syllable counts. Just treat them as 3 line poems. For a further idea of how to do this, try, in sequence and by line, to 1. Take us somewhere, 2. Focus us in on what's there and 3. Take us somewhere else altogether (but in relation to the same material you touched on in 2 & 3).

Take Note workshop series: Hone your skills with these small-group workshops with the most competent and charismatic facilitators on the block. This workshop series is presented in partnership with the ACT Writers Centre.

Later Event: March 20
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