Writing for the Ear; Poetry Workshop with Jackson

This workshop is fully booked

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.

We are delighted to announce that the poet Jackson will be presenting the next workshop in our 2020 Poetry Series. See below for details:

Thomas Campion (1567-1620) said that poetry is “a system of linked sounds”. Dylan Thomas said he wrote for the ear rather than the eye. By example, discussion and experiment, we will discover how contemporary poets use the music of language to affect the reader’s consciousness.

  • Different kinds of pause and silence
  • Types of line break and their effects
  • Consonance, assonance and rhyme, and their effects
  • An introduction to the principles underlying rhythm and cadence in English-language poetry

About the Presenter: Jackson, a much-published poet and well-known poetry performer, is also a trained adult educator with years of experience teaching poetry workshops and courses. Her poetry has been praised by reviewers in Cordite and Indigo. She has published four books as well as many poems in Australian and overseas journals, and the Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry includes her work. Her many guest appearances have included the Queensland and Tasmanian Poetry Festivals. She has a PhD in Writing, and her awards include the 2019 Ros Spencer Poetry Prize.

Date: Saturday 25th July, 10:30am-1:30pm

Venue: Bon Marche Arcade
80 Barrack St, Perth, Western Australia 6000

Cost:$20 WAPI members/$25 non members

Participants: limited to 18, book early to avoid disappointment


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For your comfort and safety we will have Covid 19 Safety procedures in place:

  • Attendance limit: 16
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Venue cleaned prior to event
  • Venue set up to maximise social distancing
  • Coffee/tea available in paper cups, or bring your own cup/drink
  • List of attendees/contacts kept in the event of contact tracing being necessary