Writers on Wednesdays: Poetry and Power

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a portrait of Omar Musa

Omar Musa
25 October 2017 - 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Omar Musa
Early, Emerging
In this seminar, hear Omar discuss his own experiences and approach to writing and performing poetry that has a powerful impact, and offer some pieces of advice for writing new poems. Create new poems and have the opportunity to read them with other participants.

You will learn

  • how words can have power
  • how to get the pen moving
  • how to pluck poetry from unlikely sources
  • how to write in passion and edit in cold blood.

Omar shared his thoughts with us in a Q&A. You can read it on this website.

About Omar Musa

Omar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian author, rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, Australia. His debut novel ‘Here Come the Dogs’ was long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award and the Miles Franklin Award. He was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Young Novelists of the Year in 2015.

Omar will also be teaching a Performance Poetry workshop on Thursday 25 October.

Writers on Wednesdays

Read more about our Writers on Wednesdays series:

Writers on Wednesdays: The State of the Sector, 28 June

Writers on Wednesdays: Funemployed – Living with Yourself as a Writer, 26 July

Writers on Wednesdays: Storytelling for Social Change, 23 August

Writers on Wednesdays: Getting Published in Literary Journals, 27 September

Writers on Wednesdays: Travel Writing, 29 November

Registration fee
Concession Member $ 30.00
Member $ 40.00
Non-Member $ 55.00

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