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Online Poetry Clinic: Workshop and Feedback Rounds



Elena Gomez




There are no rules in poetry, which means dialogue with other poets and discussion of your drafts is vital to developing your own sense of poetic form and style. In this course, you’ll learn to draft poems while forming a community with other poets working in a range of different ways, under the expert guidance of Elena Gomez. After a day-long workshop on drafting, you’ll submit poems and receive feedback each month.
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Workshop: Sunday 25 February, 10am – 4pm

Submission deadlines: Poems of up to 80 lines due Tuesdays 9 April, 14 May, 11 June.

This season, Writers Victoria’s Online Feedback Clinics have been reimagined, making them more flexible for participants. For the full experience, you can sign up for a workshop to get started and meet your tutor before you submit work for feedback from the tutor and your peers across a three-month period via our online forum. If you’d prefer to just dip a toe into the clinics, you can sign up for a one-day workshop; if you’re more confident in your drafting skills, you can opt, instead, to focus solely on the feedback rounds. This page is for those who wish to register for the whole clinic. 

For more information on our online feedback clinics, please read our FAQs

You Will Learn:

  • Useful exercises and approaches to drafting poems
  • How to give and receive feedback on poetry
  • How to use feedback to move your writing from drafts to finished poems
  • The value of deadlines in developing work
  • Considerations for your own poetic voice and aesthetic

About the Tutor:

Elena Gomez is a poet and editor living on unceded Wurundjeri country. She is the author of Admit the Joyous Passion of Revolt and Body of Work. She has facilitated workshops for Express Media and Queensland Poetry Festival and is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne.

Not a Member?

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: (03) 9917 8463
Email: [email protected]

Registration for this event ended on 23 February 2024 - 4:00
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