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Verse Novels for Young Audiences

Verse novels are wonderfully layered, both sparse and lyrical. You’ll create a mini creative journal to collect your fragments, make connections and, most importantly, to play. Verse novels need flow and fragments, movement and stillness – you’ll write poems which cover these ideas. You’ll also explore the importance of symbols and add layers of meaning. This workshop is suitable for writers with a few initial ideas and those who have a first or second draft.


  • When: Saturday 4 May, 10am-4pm
  • Where: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
  • With: Karen Comer

About the Tutor

A photo of Karen Comer.

Karen Comer is an author, freelance editor and speaker based in Melbourne. She’s represented by Danielle Binks at Jacinta di Mase Management and Booked Out speakers’ agency. She presents writing workshops to adults and children. Her work as a freelance editor includes fiction for adults and children and non-fiction. Karen writes verse novels – Grace Notes for young adults (Hachette) and Sunshine on Vinegar Street for middle-grade readers (Allen & Unwin) were published in 2023.

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