Churchlands Senior High School
Poetry Object, 2015
Churchlands Senior High School is a state co-educational school in Perth, Western Australia. The school is also Western Australia’s leading selective music school providing specialist tuition to the state’s gifted young musicians.
Celebrated poet and 2014 Red Room Poetry Object judge Scott-Patrick Mitchell visited students at Churchlands Senior High School to present an exciting poetry workshop. With activities inspired by the Poetry Object learning resource, Scott-Patrick led Year 7 students in discovering the poetic wonders in their favourite belongings.
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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.