When:1.30pm to 4pm, Saturday 19th September
Workshop with Melinda Smith + Outdoor Exhibition
Solastalgia Poetry Workshop
1.30pm to 4pm, Saturday 19th September
Tuggeranong Arts Centre
Reading and writing poetry can help us make sense of very big things, and very small ones. Join Melinda Smith for a poetry workshop with a twist, in which we will look closely at the lakeside spaces around the Tuggeranong Arts Centre, and use what we find to write poems on the theme of solastalgia, or the loss of environment.
Suitable for beginners and those interested in poetry & writing, ages 16+.
Solastalgia Poetry (Corflute) Exhibition
10th to 26th October
Submit your poetry from the workshop to be included in a socially-distanced, “ride-by” exhibition on the Tuggeranong Lakefront. Poems will be individually printed on corflute signs and displayed outside Tuggeranong Arts Centre.
Simply download the Entry Form below and email your poem to email@example.com by COB Wednesday 30th September.
PRICE: $20pp (Ticket includes workshop and sign printing for exhibition)
About Melinda Smith
Melinda Smith is a poet, editor, teacher, arts advocate and event curator based in Canberra. She is the author of seven poetry collections, including the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Award-winner ‘Drag down to unlock or place an emergency call’. She frequently collaborates with artists in other disciplines including dancers, musicians and visual artists, and is also a former poetry editor of The Canberra Times. Her next book, ‘Man-handled’, will be published by Recent Work Press in September 2020.
Capacity for this event has been set in line with relevant government advice. Please remember to stay home if you are unwell, practice good hygiene and maintain social distancing while at this event. For full details of Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s CovidSafe Plan head to: https://www.tuggeranongarts.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/COVIDSafe-Summary-web.pdf
Please note, this event is being planned in line with expected health requirements for the relevant date and may be subject to change or cancellation at short notice.