Mark your calendar- Friday, 3rd of Nov.

Brunswick Heads Primary School Hall 7-9pm

The theme?  Ode to Joy, poems that lift our spirits

more details soon…..                 

Upcoming Workshops


                                     Poems After Poems- Variations on a theme

                                                                       A Six week workshop




“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.” — T.S. Eliot

Composers do it, painters do it and poets have always done it. Explore how new poems can emerge from existing ones. Join the poetic conversation that flows across the space-time continuum. Nothing has taught me more about the craft of poetry than writing in response to other poets.  These “after” poems might imitate the style or form of the original. They might explore the theme, argue against the poet’s premise or just borrow a single image.  To do this, it’s essential to steep ourselves in that poet’s work.  We will read closely and notice what distinguishes that particular poem and why it’s effective. In a small, supportive circle, we will offer nurturing feedback and writing prompts to inspire fresh work.

6 Fridays, 13 October-17 November from 9:30am -12:30pm

At my home in New Brighton

$180/ DP members $170 ( You can join DP on the day.)

Enrolment limited. Contact Laura through this website.

Facilitator—Laura Jan Shore is the author of the historical novel, The Sacred Moon Tree and poetry collections, Breathworks and Water over Stone, which won IP Picks Best Poetry 2011. She has taught creative writing and poetry classes and mentored writers for 36 years. President of Dangerously Poetic Press, she has co-edited 12 poetry collections. At work on her MFA in Poetry, Laura is eager to share fresh processes and discoveries.


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