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Take your poetry unit to the next level with a poet-in-residence program or workshop. Professional poets help unlock imaginations, guide creative writing activities and offer constructive feedback. We also offer digital workshops and can stream a poet into your classroom for a live, interactive experience.


Register your interest for Poetry Object workshops. 

For other poetic learning workshops, contact


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Poetry Object Workshops

Poetry Object workshops for 2018 are open! We’ve teamed up with the National Museum of Australia, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences and Art Gallery NSW to deliver poetic learning opportunities on-site. The following workshops, facilitated by professional poets, encourage students and teachers to engage with poetry in creative environments. We encourage you to participate! More workshop dates and locations to come.


June 19th, 21st, 26th and 28th
Poetry and Circuitry
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Full-day sessions available

Demystify poetry with workshops delivered by Toby Fitch! Students explore the special objects on display at the Powerhouse Museum, and create unique poems inspired by their own special objects.

Then let your creativity merge with science as you build exciting circuits using Circuit Scribe conductive ink pens and magnetic modules. Draw circuits using fragments of your poetry, then watch as it becomes a show of blinking lights, beeping buzzers, and whirling motors.

These workshops put the A in STEAM and allow students to experiment confidently in their own voices. For a limited number of spots, Red Room Poetry and Powerhouse Museum are excited to be offering these workshops for free.

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Our 2018 main Poetic Learning workshop program is full, but Poetry Object workshops are available: see details above. You can register your interest for 2019 New Shoots, Poetry in First Languages, Poetry Object, The Disappearing or Unlocked workshops on the link below. For staff Professional Development enquiries, please email


“Wonderful! The students were from a wide range of ability levels and they all engaged with the poets and the activities. The quality of work produced was amazing and has flowed into the classroom…The two poets made the workshops enjoyable without dumbing it down or making it gimmicky! There was a real sense of artistic endeavour during the workshop. I would recommend this workshop: the use of the talismanic object made it concrete, personal and emotional.”

Suzanne Mealing, Teacher, Monte Sant’ Angelo College, NSW

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