The School

Ross Park Primary School is a public school established in 1996 committed to providing education to students from Transition to Year 6. The oldest operating government school in Alice springs, they emphasise the importance of Creative Arts to students from Old East Side and Golf Course Area in Northern Territory.

The Project

As part of the NT Writers' Festival (18-21 May 2017), poet Eunice Andrada will be running Poetry Object workshops with 3 local schools.

Eunice will work with 50 students from Ross Park Primary School, inducting them into the world of Poetry Object and encouraging them to compose poems that tell stories about their curious objects.

The Poet

Eunice Andrada

Eunice Andrada is a Filipino-Australian poet, journalist, and teaching artist based in Sydney. Featured in The Guardian, CNN International and other media, she has also performed her poetry in diverse international stages, from the Sydney Opera House to the UN Climate Negotiations in Paris. Her poems have also appeared in Peril, Verity La, Voiceworks, and Deep Water Literary Review among others. She was awarded the John Marsden & Hachette Australia Poetry Prize in 2014. In 2016, she was honoured by Australian Poetry as the first of their 30 Under 30 Poets. Her first collection of poetry is forthcoming.