Venue

Queensland Writers Centre

Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, Brisbane, QLD 4101

Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4101

THE SPACES BETWEEN AND BEYOND: AN INTRODUCTION TO POETIC WRITING


with Simon Kindt




When words no longer work, we turn to poetry.


Focusing on metaphor as a foundation for poetic expression, and sound as the foundation of language, this workshop offers participants an opportunity to use accessible writing prompts to generate new work and explore how to create more immersive experiences for readers and audiences.




Learning Outcomes:


You will explore new ways to create poetry and poetic experiences through practical exercises and group discussions in the key areas listed below:




  • Use metaphor to create work that moves beyond conventional referential expression




  • Learn how important sound is to the musicality of poetic writing and speech




  • Investigate how a heightened awareness of sound and other sensory modes can create more immersive experiences for writers and readers.






Format:


This is a craft workshop for intermediate to emerging writers. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.




About Simon:


Simon Kindt is a Brisbane poet, sound designer and performance artist. He also works as a teacher at a Brisbane high school and for various arts organisations in Queensland. His work focuses on the intersection of poetry, sound and immersive experiences.





FAQs


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?


Unless otherwise stated, Queensland Writers Centre workshops and events are suitable for participants aged 16 years and over. If you are under 18 years of age, please check with us for suitability before purchasing a ticket. 


Membership will be confirmed on arrival, in the event it isn’t current, membership will need to be arranged.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?


Information on getting to the State Library of Queensland can be found here.


What can I bring into the event?


You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary. 


Will this event be live streamed?


Queensland Writers Centre aims to provide material to its membership regardless of where they reside within Queensland by live streaming some events. Attendees may be broadcast periodically throughout the event as recording takes place. If you wish not to be filmed, let staff know prior to the event.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?


You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 or email us at admin@qldwriters.org.au


What’s the refund policy?


If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.
Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at admin@qldwriters.org.au


Terms and Conditions


All information is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised program information (including course content and tutors), but if this occurs, we will try to provide as much notice as possible.
We expect that all participants will behave respectfully and professionally towards their tutor and fellow students. We reserve the right to remove anyone who behaves in an aggressive or disruptive manner. If a participant is asked to leave the class on this basis, we will not offer a refund.
We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by students as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency or beyond our control otherwise.

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