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A Portal to Poetry: Poetry and Writing on a Word Level



Sara M. Saleh




In this generative writing workshop, we will find the writing prompt in everything. We will explore some tools for intentional reading as a way to build portals into a poem when we can’t find a door. We’ll learn to sit with inspiration and create the conditions to host and sustain it. We will explore the way language in its various shapes and forms presents itself in our writing so that we may better understand it, to bend, break, and play with its rules. Together we will workshop ideas and techniques for new poems. This is suitable for everyone who wants to push their craft in surprising twists and turns.
A photo of Sara M. Saleh.


This workshop will take place online. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided.

You Will Learn:

• to hone your writing practice 

• to defeat ‘writer’s block’ through tips and prompts 

• to find inspiration in unexpected places 

• to step out of your poetic form comfort zone 

• to workshop a poem with feedback 

About the Tutor:

Sara Saleh is a poet, writer, human rights lawyer and the daughter of migrants from Palestine, Egypt and Lebanon, living on Bidjigal land. Her poems have been published widely and she is the only poet to win both the Peter Porter and Judith Wright poetry prizes. Her debut novel Songs for the Dead and the Living and poetry collection The Flirtation of Girls are out in 2023.

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Members of Writers Victoria receive up to 37% off the full price of our workshops, seminars and courses. In addition, members have access to a range of other discounts and opportunities and receive a subscription to 'The Victorian Writer' magazine. Memberships start from just $50. Find out more about becoming a member here.

Book early to access our early bird prices! These expire 9 days before the course begins. Please keep in mind that our workshops require a minimum number of participants to run, so booking early also helps ensure that a workshop will go ahead. 

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Phone: +61399178461
Email: [email protected]

Registration for this event ended on 04 August 2023 - 4:00
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