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Reading & Writing Poetry in a Time of Climate Change

Local Word Writers Festival

2023-08-25 13:00:00 2023-08-25 16:00:00 Australia/Melbourne Reading & Writing Poetry in a Time of Climate Change Local Word Writers Festival is an annual two-day event of local writers presenting workshops, presentations and author in-conversations for writers and readers. Colac Library -

Friday, August 25
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-08-25 13:00:00 2023-08-25 16:00:00 Australia/Melbourne Reading & Writing Poetry in a Time of Climate Change Local Word Writers Festival is an annual two-day event of local writers presenting workshops, presentations and author in-conversations for writers and readers. Colac 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.

This workshop will explore the work of several poets who write about the planet in this new geological age and how humans, as part of a complex system, have an impact on it.

Those attending will also be taken through some exercises to create their own eco-poetry and each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of John’s latest poetry pamphlet, This Luminous Earth (Pocket Poets/2023).

John Bartlett is the author of ten books of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including The Arms of Men (Melbourne Poets Union/2019) and Awake at 3am (Ginninderra Press/2020). He was the winner of the 2020 Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize and Highly Commended in the 2021 Mundaring Poetry Competition. 

*Up to 12 participants  |  *Suitable for to anyone concerned about eco-poetics and the environment with some or little experience of writing.

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

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

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

TAGS: | recommended |

Colac Library

colac@grlc.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 5231 4613

Hours

Colac Library

Mon, Apr 15 8:30AM to 5:30PM
Tue, Apr 16 8:30AM to 5:30PM
Wed, Apr 17 8:30AM to 5:30PM
Thu, Apr 18 8:30AM to 5:30PM
Fri, Apr 19 8:30AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Apr 20 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 Closed

Tel: (03) 5231 4613

About the Library

The Colac Community Library and Learning Centre is a modern, state-of-the art facility built in 2010 for the Colac district community. The centre accommodates the general community, Colac Secondary College students and other learning groups including TAFE and U3A students.

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