WA Poets Inc workshops are specifically tailored to suit all levels of ability and are a great way to improve poetic writing. Please bring your writing materials to the workshop.

Staining the Tree of History: re-purposing historical materials

presented by Carol Millner

Saturday 20 July, 2019 at 10:00am–12noon.
…….. Level 2 Rm 33 Bon Marche Arcade
…….. 74-80 Barrack St Perth

DSCF4511-3.jpgphoto credit: Charlotte Guest

A workshop open to participants of all writing abilities, aged 12 to 112, who would like to explore using historical material to develop poems that extend boundaries and create opportunities to look at events from new perspectives.

Participants can expect

  • to develop a number of new poems based on historical material provided at the workshop;
  • to come away from the workshop with a better understanding of the historical sources available to poets for FREE in WA; and
  • to be introduced to a selection of poems (and poets) with a historical tendency.


It is essential that you book your place.

Regular Fee:  $25 plus booking fee
WA Poets Inc and Writers United members Fee:  $20 plus booking fee
Concession Card holders and Full Time students Fee:  $20 plus booking fee

To book, click on the link:

Carol Millner is a poet and short story writer who immigrated to Australia in 2005. Her work has won awards and been published in journals and anthologies, as well as online, most notably When the Sky Falls, Pause, The Poetry New Zealand Yearbook,  Westerly, Lines in the Sand,  and Amber Contains the Sun. Carol’s poetry has been shortlisted for the Whitmore  Manuscript Prize (Victoria, 2013) and the Dorothy Hewett Award (University of Western Australia Press, 2015). Carol has a background in history and theatre. She has written and directed plays based on oral history interviews, as well as community plays, and scripts for youth theatre projects in Australia (NSW) and New Zealand. She is currently a doctoral student in Creative Writing at Curtin University where she is developing a book of short stories concerning the immigration history of Western Australia. Carol’s project was awarded the Jillian Bradshaw Scholarship in the Humanities (Graduate Women of WA, 2018).

Samples of Carol’s writings can be found:

  • online by searching for Carol Millner at;
  • in Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2017, Westerly, Regime, Indigo, Amber Contains the Sun.