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FREE Creative Writing Workshops by Berndt Sellheim with RRC and CSU.

29th January 2016


Join poet, novelist, and academic Berndt Sellheim in a 90-minute creative writing workshop that maps the appearing and disappearing worlds around you.

Presented in partnership with The Red Room Company and The Charles Sturt University, this one-off workshop will use language to guide your reflections of changing local landscapes and environments. The poems from this workshop will then form part of The Red Room Company’s The Disappearing 2.0 project – a digital project that maps poetry to place.

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Writer's Edit interviewed Aden Rolfe on John Forbes and Rhyming The Dead.

1st January 2016

"He’s like our John Ashbery: everyone wants to write like him but no one quite does because none of us understands what, exactly, makes the poems work, so we all just all us stand around looking like cheap knock-offs."

Writers Edit spoke with Aden Rolfe on John Forbes and Rhyming The Dead.

Writers Edit

2015 Poetry Object Winners Announced!

2nd November 2015

2015 Red Room Poetry Object Winners Announced!

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Power Up Your Poetry!

23rd July 2015

Free Poetry Workshops for Western Sydney Schools at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

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Poetry Object with Eileen Chong at Farmborough Road Public School

16th June 2015

Poet Eileen Chong shared stories of her own Poetry Object with students at Farmborough Road Public School.

The Illawarra Mercury

The Red Room Company's 2014 Annual Report

12th June 2015

The Red Room Company's Annual Report is now available for download!

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The Red Room Company @ Farmborough Rd Primary School

29th May 2015

The Red Room Company with celebrated poet, Eileen Chong will be running two days of workshops @ Farmborough Rd Primary School

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Poetry Object Launched!

20th April 2015

Red Room Poetry Object: Competition Now Open!

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A Way With Words

2nd March 2015

Check out this radio documentary that features Johanna and a number of the poets we work with, including Luka Lesson who was running workshops in Tennant Creek as part of our collaboration with the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation. 

On All the Best, Maisie Cohen explored the world of performance poetry. She spoke to activists, community housing residents and prisoners all learning to use poetry to express their ideas. There are poems about oil and gas fracking on the coast off Indigenous land, poems about disadvantage and racism, poems about human connection.

Click here to listen to the podcast. 

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All The Best

Poetry Object 2014 on ABC Radio National

17th February 2015

ABC Radio National special Poetry Object feature of winning and highly commended poems read by the students themselves. 

Listen here 

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ABC Radio National