Poetry Workshops- writing and performance
10am-12ish May 7th: Writing Workshop
AImed at beginners but all are welcome, with a big emphasis on doing poetry rather than theory.
Start from scratch, or bring bits and pieces along- all kinds of poets and poems are welcome! You will be invited to share your works in progress with each other. There will be a mix of Individual, 1:1, small group and whole group exercises. This is your time, with plenty of invitations to engage with others.
1pm-3ish, May 7th: Performance Workshop
Bring your poem drafts, or even someone else’s poem that really moves you, and practise performing them together, with an opportunity for re-editing, reworking movements etc. A safe space to chip away at microphone-phobia. This may be a springboard to performing at the Poetry Slam at the June Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival, or the more laid back Open Mic. Whether this is your firest or fiftieth time performing, you’re very welcome!
Relating to both workshops
There may be mature, challenging content, and participants will need to be mature enough to be able to care for their own emotional needs as far as possible, or contact a support person. Participants need to be 15+, and if under 18 have a guardian contact Jason (see below).
Both workshops are facilitated by Jason John, the MC for the Bello Poetry Slam.
Both are at The Bellingen Sustainability Centre, 6a Church St Bellingen
(In the carpark behind the ambulance station and old stables)