August 2017

Unlocked @ Balund-a

Mon 31st Jul  -
Thu 3rd Aug 

Unlocked will return to Balund-a with Lionel Fogarty and Joe Geia with three full day workshops of poetry, language, music and art, culminating on the fourth day with a community-led event by local Elders. Unlocked plays an important role in connecting Indigenous communities and celebrating cultural connection with Elders.

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Byron Writers Festival

Tue 1st Aug  -
Sun 6th Aug 

As part of our New Shoots and Poetic Moments project, in partnership with Byron Writers Festival and Elements Resort, we have commissioned local poet Lisa Brockwell to create a new series of poems that respond to the ecosystems, plant life and Byron Shire environment.

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Fitzroy North Primary School

Fri 4th Aug  -
 

Award winning poet Emilie Zoey Baker is spending the day with students of Fitzroy North Primary School.
She will be leading students from Years 3-4 in a range of poetry writing activities to create poems for the Poetry Object competition.

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Poet-in-residence @ Bundanon Trust

Mon 7th Aug  -
Fri 18th Aug 

Windham-Campbell Award winner and Red Room Poetry Fellow, Ali Cobby Eckermann will at Bundanon Trust as poet-in-residence.

Marrickville High School

Tue 8th Aug  -
Tue 8th Aug 

Rising poet and performer Ayeesha Ash will guide students in Years 9-10 on a unique journey of poetic translation.
Tapping into the Red Room Poetry Object learning resource, students will use poetry as a tool to explore the universe of hidden histories within their treasured belongings.

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Bundanon YWCA

Mon 14th Aug  -
Mon 14th Aug 

Windham-Campbell Award winner and Red Room Poetry Fellow, Ali Cobby Eckermann will lead poetry workshops at Bundanon Trust as poet-in-residence. Students from the local YWCA will explore the local landscape and re-connect to emotion through the vehicle of poetry.

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Marrickville High School

Mon 14th Aug  -
Mon 14th Aug 

Candy Royalle returns to Marrickville High School to ignite students' passion for Protest Poetry. Candy will also lead a comprehensive performance workshop to boost their confidence in sharing their words with the world.

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Bomaderry High School

Tue 15th Aug  -
Tue 15th Aug 

Windham-Campbell Award winner and Red Room Poetry Fellow, Ali Cobby Eckermann will lead poetry workshops at Bundanon Trust as poet-in-residence. Students from Bomaderry High School will explore the local landscape and re-connect to emotion through the vehicle of poetry.

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Dapto High School

Wed 16th Aug  -
Wed 16th Aug 

Windham-Campbell Award winner and Red Room Poetry Fellow, Ali Cobby Eckermann will lead poetry workshops at Bundanon Trust as poet-in-residence. Students from Dapto High School will explore the local landscape and re-connect to emotion through the vehicle of poetry.

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September 2017

RUOK? Day 2017

Fri 1st Sep  -
Fri 1st Sep 

Kick off your shoes for RUOK? Day as we deliver immersive poetry workshops in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney to promote the benefits of connecting with nature through poetry for healthy minds. The program is free for high school students.

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New Shoots @ Melbourne Writers Festival

Sun 3rd Sep 2:30 p.m. -
Sun 3rd Sep 4:30 p.m.

Celebrating New Shoots at the Melbourne Writers Festival. Join 10 poets for a poetic walking tour and afternoon tea in the Gardens. Featuring poets Bruce Pascoe, Maria Takolander, Bonny Cassidy, Autumn Royal, Ryan Prehn, Elena Gomez, Duncan Hose, Chris Wallace-Crabbe AM, Carissa Lee Godwin, and Cameron Lowe.

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