September 2016

Red Room Poetry Object 2016 - Registrations Open!

Mon 2nd May 12:00 a.m. -
Fri 23rd Sep 6:00 p.m.

Registrations are open for Red Room Poetry Object, a free poetry writing competition inviting young writers and their teachers from across Australia and NZ to submit poems about talismanic objects that hold special significance to them.

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Oatley West Public School

Thu 1st Sep 9:00 a.m. -
Thu 15th Sep 3:00 p.m.

Leading Educator and resident creative consultant Lilly Blue will conduct two full-day workshops with students in Years 3 and 4 at Oatley West Public School. Guiding over 165 students on a magical journey using poetry, Lilly will help students unveil the power of talismanic objects in their lives.  

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Discover our 
Poetry Object library »

Queensland University of Technology

Thu 1st Sep  -

Acclaimed poet Zenobia Frost will lead 50 pre-service teachers in a special professional development event held in partnership with the Queensland University of Technology. Zenobia will assist these budding teachers in preparing for their placements, using our Poetry Object Creative Resource as a lens to teach poetry.

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Read her poem 
Civic Duty here »

St John's Grammar School

Wed 7th Sep 11:00 a.m. -
 1:00 p.m.

Poetry Object 2016 commissioned poet Kathryn Hummel will lead a dynamic and participatory Poetry Object Workshop with Year 10 students from St. John’s Grammar School. Entitled The Poetics of Everyday, the workshop will lead students through a garden path of synonyms, synecdoches and sibilance in an exploration of objects and their power to make creative connections within and outside the classroom. 

Photo Credit: Kshitij Garg
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2016 ALEA / ACMI Multiliteracies Conference

Fri 9th Sep 9:00 a.m. -
 5:00 p.m.

Highlighting poetic, imaginative and creative communication, the 2016 conference features new ideas, curriculum implementation and practical strategies to support student learning. Focusing on real-life connections between traditional, screen and digital literacies, a range of stimulating presentations and workshops will help you build effective learning programs.

Dr Tamryn Bennett will be presenting at the ALEA conference. Find out more »

Lycée Condorcet

Wed 14th Sep 9:00 a.m. -
 3:00 p.m.

With celebrated poet Toby Fitch, students at Lycée Condorcet will explore imaginative thinking and creative responses through the lens of Poetry Object. During this workshop, Toby will guide over 60 year 7 students in a series of exercises which use erasure and mistranslation of French literature in developing their individual poems. 

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Green Square School

Thu 15th Sep 11:00 a.m. -
 2:00 p.m.

Game-changing poet and hip hop artist L-FRESH the LION will bring his powerful words and poetic wisdom to students at Green Square School. Using a unique blend of Poetry Object inspiration, music and performance, L-FRESH will encourage students to experiment with language and use their favourite objects as springboards for poetic insight.

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Western Sydney University's Young Writers Day

Fri 16th Sep 9:00 a.m. -
 3:00 p.m.

Each year, talented young writers hone their skills in the company of like-minded peers at Young Writers' Day (YWD). As part of an on-going praetorship with the Western Sydney University, Red Room Company poets, including Candy RoyalleLilly Blue
Richard James Allen and Anna Westbrook will co-deliver special writing workshops to engage students in innovative ways.

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Caroline Chisholm School

Tue 20th Sep 10:00 a.m. -
Tue 20th Sep 11:00 a.m.

Students at Caroline Chisholm School will receive a free poetry workshop as part of their classmate Jack's prize for winning Poetry Object 2015. Celebrated poet Zenobia Frost will present the digital workshop, guiding students into the world of Poetry Object.

Photo Credit: Sarah-Jane Edis 
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View Jack's winning poem »

October 2016

New Shoots Poetic Walking Tour - Story Fest 16

Sat 15th Oct 10:00 a.m. -
 11:30 a.m.

Explore hidden poetic pathways in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney with Eileen Chong. We’ll listen to site-specific poems between the leaves, beneath the branches of the Banyan, and in the quiet of the fernery. Possibilities to create your own plant-inspired poem for the New Shoots prize as well as sharing other botanical offerings.

Free event | Booking Essential »

Future Events

Eric Avery at Sutherland Shire Library

Tue 15th Nov 6:30 p.m. -
 7:30 p.m.

In celebration of Indigenous Literacy Day, local poet Eric Avery will perform his compelling new work, including his poetry commission for the New Shoots project. The reading will be followed by a Q&A with the artist.

COST: Gold coin donation | Find out more »