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The School

Heritage Christian School is a K-12 co-educational school in Port Macquarie, NSW, enabling children and young people to grow in wisdom and in stature.

The Project

Australian poet and The Red Room Company's Education Manager, Dr. Tamryn Bennet, visited the students of Heritage Christian School to work through various activities from The Poetry Object learning resource with them. This workshop occured during Heritage Christian School's Inaugural Writer's Festival. Students created Exquisite Corpses, inventing a name and sound effect for their unique creature, before composing thier own Poetry Comics (seen above). 

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The Poet

Tamryn Bennett

Tamryn is a poet and Director of The Red Room Company. She has a PhD in Literature from the University of New South Wales where she has also taught Creative Writing. She has exhibited poetic projects in Sydney, Melbourne, Switzerland and Mexico. Her collection phosphene is published by the Rabbit Poet Series. Other poems and essays have appeared in Five BellsNth DegreeCorditeThe Drunken BoatImageText and Image [&] Narrative.