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Next Level Poetry with Melinda Smith

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Harry Hartog ANU

153-11 University Avenue

Acton, ACT 2601

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Award-winning Canberra poet Melinda Smith will help you take your poems to the next level. We'll look at inspiring examples from a range of Australian and international poets writing in English, and explore some techniques for stretching your work into new shapes. Bring some drafts you're working on, and together we will find ways to go deeper, making them more surprising, more mysterious, and more powerful. Please bring something to write on, something to write with, and an open mind. Please also consider bringing some draft poems of your own (not compulsory but recommended).

4 hours. Suitable for 'intermediate' participants; the workshop assumes some basic familiarity with contemporary poetry.

About the Expert

Melinda Smith is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Goodbye, Cruel (Pitt St Poetry, 2017) and Listen, bitch (Recent Work Press, 2019). She won the 2014 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Drag down to unlock or place an emergency call, and her work has been widely anthologised and translated. She’s taught poetry workshops in a wide range of settings, including for the Queensland Writers’ Centre, the Perth Poetry Festival, the NSW Speech and Drama Teachers’ association, and veterans’ organisation Soldier On. She is based in the ACT and is a former poetry editor of the Canberra Times.

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Harry Hartog Booksellers' ANU store, 153-11 University Avenue:

https://services.anu.edu.au/files/guidance/ANU%20Campus%20Map%202019.pdf

This Harry Hartog ANU store is located just beside the Kambri Precinct. Please just be aware that it is a very new building, and will not show up very accurately on Google Maps. Please refer to the map in the link above to help you find your way. The Harry Hartog ANU phone number is: 02 6230 0197

There are an array of cafes serving coffee and lunch options close by, and they are all open on Saturdays (tea, coffee, hot water, milk and biscuits are provided by the ACTWC.) The Harry Hartog team are happy to have you place some food in their fridge, and use their microwave, should you wish to bring your lunch.

Toilets are located just outside the Harry Hartog store, just a few metres away in the Kambri building.

The closest parking to the store is an underground carpark directly below Harry Hartog (with stairs or public lift access to ground level. Staff at Harry Hartog can provide swipe-pass lift access from ground level to the upper level of their store, where the workshop will be held.) Due to the newness of the precinct, this car park isn't clearly marked in maps. To find it, drive down Kingsley Street (off Barry Drive) and follow signage to the Drill Hall Gallery/Drill Hall Gallery parking. Follow Kingsley Street straight down to its culmination in an underground carpark and you will have the correct one. We recommend this parking option for people who cannot or do not wish to cover much ground to the workshop venue. It costs $5 for the whole day on a Saturday. Parking at Llewellyn Hall is a short stroll away.

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