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Workshop: How to Create a Found Poem

Local Word Writers Festival

2023-08-25 10:00:00 2023-08-25 12:00:00 Australia/Melbourne Workshop: How to Create a Found Poem Local Word Writers Festival is an annual two-day event of local writers presenting workshops, presentations and author in-conversations for writers and readers. Belmont Library -

Friday, August 25
10:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-08-25 10:00:00 2023-08-25 12:00:00 Australia/Melbourne Workshop: How to Create a Found Poem Local Word Writers Festival is an annual two-day event of local writers presenting workshops, presentations and author in-conversations for writers and readers. Belmont Library -

Local Word Writers Festival is an annual two-day event of local writers presenting workshops, presentations and author in-conversations for writers and readers.

‘Found poems’ take existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems. The literary equivalent of a collage, found poetry is often made from newspaper articles, street signs, graffiti, speeches, letters, or even other poems.

This workshop offers an interactive session on ‘found poetry’ and writing responsively to other texts and artworks, inviting participants to transform existing texts and documents into poems through methods such as cut-up or collage, blackout or erasure, with further exercises in emulation and response.

Jo Langdon is a poet and fiction writer based on Wadawurrung land in Geelong/Djillong. Her two poetry collections are Glass Life (Five Islands Press/2018), and a chapbook, Snowline (Whitmore Press/2012) which was co-winner of the Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize.

*Up to 20 participants  |  * Suitable for beginners to more experienced or advanced writers aged 16+

Don't forget to check out our other Local Word sessions!

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Workshops & Lectures | Festivals | Author Talks |

TAGS: | recommended |

Belmont Library

Phone: (03) 4201 0665

Hours

Belmont Library

Mon, Jun 17 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Tue, Jun 18 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 19 9:00AM to 5:30PM
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Fri, Jun 21 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jun 22 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 23 Closed

Tel: (03) 4201 0665

About the Library

Library services first began in Belmont in 1885. Our current library was officially opened on 28 October 1982 by the Hon FN Wilkes MP, Minister for Local Government and his Worship the Mayor, Cr PF Ward JP. The building was renovated in 2010 making it a modern, pleasing and community-centric library environment. The renovated library was officially opened by the Hon Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Local Government. Belmont Library is a large and busy hub within easy reach of the High Street commercial precinct.

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