The School

Churchlands Primary School is an Independent Public School catering for over 530 students from Kindergarten to year 6. Located in the leafy suburb of Floreat, approximately 7 kilometres north-west of the Perth CBD, it is a short walk from Churchlands Senior High School.

The Project

Scott-Patrick Mitchell presented Red Room Poetry Object workshops at Churchlands Primary School for their Writers Festival. Red Room Poetry Object is a national poetry writing competition open to students and their teachers in Years 3-10.

Email education@redroomcompany.org for entry details or to enquire about having a poet facilitate workshops in Terms 2 and 3 with students at your school.  

The Poet

Scott-Patrick Mitchell

Scott-Patrick Mitchell’s poetry has been described by Bold Monkey’s George Anderson ‘as one of the most diverse and original emerging poets working in Western Australia today’ while John Kinsella has described his work as being ‘new ahead of the new’. SPM recently performed his new one man show THE 24 HOUR PERFORMANCE POEM at Crack Theatre Festival while his latest collection – inner pity poems – was released through Department of Poetry in 2016.

He has been featured in two Fremante Poets books, New Poets (2010) and Performance Poets (2013) (Fremantle Press). He appears in The Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry (2014) and Contemporary Australian Poetry (2016). He is Editor of MoTHER [has words...]., Social Media Coordinator for WA Poets INC and Senior Australian Poetry Editor for LA based THE POETS WITHOUT LIMITS. 

In 2014 Scott-Patrick Mitchell judged the Red Room Poetry Object.

His poems, 'Taylor Square Ghost Tale' and 'what we build, buckles' are now available on The Disappearing.