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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Australian Poetry presents Online Workshops with Les Wicks


Facilitator: Les Wicks

August 7, 14, 21, 28

Whitman’s line about the process of creation nails it perfectly, but in Australia we know all too well that after every flood there’s a lot of cleaning up! Australian Poetry proudly presents an Online Workshop with Les Wicks focusing on polishing your work to a “ready for publication” level. Les reckons he never fails to get excited as each of his workshops commence because they are a journey of mutual support and discovery. Everyone (including him) gets inspired and sees new insight into poetry.

Throughout the month participants really develop a feel for where their own work is going, how they can further their publication profile and identify core strengths that can be brought to the forefront. Les Wicks has run workshops nationally. They are famous for their supportive strategies and incisive, practical orientation. You work hard on your writing – those poems deserve this, you deserve this.
Les Wicks conducts workshops around Australia. He has performed widely for over 35 years whilst having been published in over 300 different magazines, anthologies and newspapers across 19 countries in 10 languages. Les runs Meuse Press, which focuses on poetry outreach projects like poetry on buses and poetry published on the surface of a river. 

His 11th book of poetry is Sea of Heartbeak (Unexpected Resilience) (Puncher & Wattmann, 2013).

Prior to commencement participants are sent notes outlining possible strategies. This online workshop will run for four weeks and operates by participants emailing the tutor their poetry a few days prior to the first scheduled day of the workshop. The tutor will respond with feedback and direction either one to one or in a group context. Participants can either send new poems each week or continue to submit the reworked first poem, improving this piece based on feedback offered weekly.
Members $95 non-members $105 AUD
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