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The School

Centralian Senior College (CentralianSC) is the largest provider of senior secondary education in Alice Springs, offering a wide range of courses with a variety of dedicated, specialist teachers who strive for excellence when it comes to their subject fields. CentralianSC is proud to be the only goverment funded senior secondary college in Alice Springs.

The Project

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

Eunice invited students from Centralian Senior College into the world of Poetry Object, encouraging them to compose poems that tell stories about their curious objects.

The Poet

Eunice Andrada

Eunice Andrada is a Filipina poet and teaching artist. Her debut poetry collection Flood Damages (Giramondo Books) won the Anne Elder Award (2018) and was shortlisted in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards (2019). Her work has been translated and performed in Tagalog, Hiligaynon, French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish and Czech, while her poems have appeared in local and international journals and anthologies. Her previous works have also won the John Marsden and Hachette Australia Prize (2014) and been shortlisted for the Fair Australia Prize (2018).

Featured in The Guardian, ABC News and other media, she has performed her poetry in diverse international stages, from the Sydney Opera House to the UN Climate Negotiations in Paris. Her ecopoetry has been recognised through the NAHR Australian Poetry Fellowship on the theme of water and the feature of her poetry in a climate change-themed exhibition at the Amundsen-Scott Station in the South Pole of Antarctica.