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

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.


  • When: Saturday 5 August 2023, 10am-4pm
  • Where: Online
  • With: Sara M. Saleh

About the Tutor

A photo of Sara M. Saleh.

Sara M. 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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