What’s it all about?
Poetry is a form of expression. It has healing properties and in this workshop we will be nurturing our stories through poetry.
We all have parts that ‘don’t belong’. Parts that are hidden or ignored when we are at work, completing chores or moving through other aspects of our everyday lives. This class gives space to these parts of us – all of our stories matter.
Come and write your story.
What will we cover?
We will be exploring a theme through conversations and writing exercises.
There will be free writing exercises and we’ll share readings and find out what resonated with us and why. We will look at different quotes to get us thinking and everyone will have the chance to write on the theme and themselves.
‘Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.’ – David Whyte
Who will be teaching?
Magan Magan is a Melbournian writer. His work focuses on the experiences of being an in-betweener, covering topics surrounding belonging, love, loss and shame. Magan has read his work at the National Gallery of Victoria and in Newcastle as part of the National Young Writers Festival. His work has been published in Hyde magazine, the anthology Shots From The Chamber, Hunter Anthology of Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry and the 2016 literary arts journal Offset. He facilitates a fortnightly writing circle supported by Australian Poetry and is an intern at ‘The Lifted Brow’. Magan is currently working on his first collection of poems titled Writing Shame Away.