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Poetry in History: Playing with the Past

In this workshop, you will explore different ways of writing history in poetry. You will experiment with archival extracts and narratives with the aim of drafting contemporary poems enlivened by historical events. The past is never past: it reverberates insistently in the present! This workshop will be of most value if you are open to hybrid texts, and have in mind a history that you would like to explore. 


  • When: Saturday 10 August, 10am–4pm
  • Where: Online
  • With: Grace Yee

About the Tutor

Photo of Grace Yee
A photo of Grace Yee.

Grace Yee is the author of Chinese Fish, winner of the Victorian Prize for Literature and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry in 2024. She has taught in the creative writing programs at Deakin University and the University of Melbourne. Her poetry has been awarded the Patricia Hackett Prize, the Peter Steele Poetry Award, and a Creative Fellowship at the State Library Victoria. She lives in Melbourne, on Wurundjeri land. 

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