All posts tagged poetry

EMILIE ZOEY BAKER SLAM POETRY WORKSHOP

We are excited to announce that our library will be hosting a slam poetry and writing workshop on Friday 18th November between 1:00pm and 3:10pm. Slam poet Emilie Zoey Baker will be running the workshop in our Library Classroom. You can see her perform in the TED video below. It is open to any keen students from years 7 to 11 so if you’re interested in attending please let the library staff know ASAP. It will cost $10 to participate. The year sevens are currently studying poetry in their English classes and so are a few of the older year levels so we thought this would be a great program to run this term to support that learning.

WORLD POETRY DAY

In 1999 in Paris UNESCO declared March the 21st as WORLD POETRY DAY. To celebrate I thought I’d share some websites that showcase local poets and some places you could submit your own poetry.

VOICEWORKS is a print and digital quarterly magazine which is published by Express MediaIt features writing and artwork by Australians under the age of twenty five so it’s a great place to start if you want to get your work published. Though it’s not exclusively for poetry, they do have this great page of tips for writing poetry.

MELBOURNE SPOKEN WORD is a site dedicated to… you guessed it – the spoken word scene in Melbourne! This means it’s full of actual videos of poets performing their work – and believe me some of them are great! For example:

CORDITE POETRY REVIEW  is an online journal dedicated to showing off new and established Australian poets to the world. They promote “irreverent and experimental poetics.” This is a bit more of an ‘adult’ site than Voiceworks or but you can still submit to them here.