Poetics of Place: Writing new poetry wherever you are

Jazz Money

Saturday 22 July 2023, 10am-4pm

Full Price: $210
Member: $155
Conc Member: $135

This writing poetics of place course with Jazz Money, Poetics of Place: Writing new poetry wherever you are, will be held at Writing NSW in Sydney.

Our lives are a concert of everything we have heard, seen, eaten, felt, danced, sung and yearned for, of every place we have stepped foot and every person we have encountered. These experiences form the infinite wellspring of poetics, of which we are all individual conduits.

In this poetry workshop, Jazz Money takes you on a guided journey through reading, writing and listening to create new poetry based in place and memory. With writing prompts from a variety of contemporary poets informing the structure of the workshop, Jazz will teach you that poems inhabit our memories and we all have the ability to coax them out.

The workshop will be built around:

  • Understanding the poetics of place
  • How to use place memory in poetry
  • Constructing and creating words that mark time
  • Different ways to overcome writer’s block
  • Writing as play without rules or judgement

Is this course right for you? Read our FAQ >

Expected learning outcomes

Participants will learn:

  1. How to use place and memory in writing poetry.
  2. How to construct and create poetry that marks time.
  3. Different ways to overcome writers’ block.
  4. About writing without rules or judgement.

Participant requirements

Please read our FAQ before enrolling.

Bring your own pen and paper, or fully charged device.

Participants in face to face courses must comply with any precautionary measures related to COVID-19 that Writing NSW puts in place.

If you are feeling unwell and experiencing any COVID-related symptoms on the day of the course, you must stay at home and contact us to let us know. As a participant in this course, you will be required to follow all COVID safety measures in place by Writing NSW to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community.

If you have questions about this course and/or COVID-safe guidelines, please contact us.

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Poetics of Place: Writing new poetry wherever you are


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