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The School

Churchlands Primary School is an Independent Public School catering for over 530 students from Kindergarten to year 6. Located in the leafy suburb of Floreat, approximately 7 kilometres north-west of the Perth CBD, it is a short walk from Churchlands Senior High School.

The Project

Scott-Patrick Mitchell presented Red Room Poetry Object workshops at Churchlands Primary School for their Writers Festival. Red Room Poetry Object is a national poetry writing competition open to students and their teachers in Years 3-10.

Email education@redroomcompany.org for entry details or to enquire about having a poet facilitate workshops in Terms 2 and 3 with students at your school.  

The Poet

Scott-Patrick Mitchell

Scott-Patrick Mitchell (SPM) is a non-binary West Australian poet, writer and spoken word artist. SPM’s work has been described by George Anderson at Bold Monkey as being “one of the most diverse and original poets working in Western Australia today” while John Kinsella has described their work as being “new ahead of the new”.
 
SPM’s work appears in Contemporary Australian Poetry, The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry, Solid Air, Stories of Perth and Going Postal. In 2019, SPM won Coal Creek’s Literary Award for Poetry, The Creative Connections Poetry Prize, Melbourne Poets Union’s Martin Downey Urban Realist Poetry Award and The Wollongong Short Story Prize.
A mentor to many emerging West Australian poets and recipient of a 2019 KSP Writers Centre First Draft Fellowship, SPM is the coordinator for WA Poets Inc’s Emerging Poets Program. They are also an event producer for WAPI’s annual Perth Poetry Festival.

Facebook: scottpatrickmitchellpoet

 

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