The Verandah

 
 
Writing, poetry, mindfulness & creative projects
Online workshops, readings & masterclasses

Pull up a chair on my verandah in the dappled sunlight, one of my favourite places: half inside, half outside, a bridge where some of the best conversations & creativity happen.

New programme 2021/22: Who are We Now? UK and Australia poets exploring courageous connections with our land and people in the 2020s.

Masterclass tutors include Mona Arshi, Malika Booker, Caroline Bird, Mimi Khalvati, Glyn Maxwell, Annie Finch, Dai George, Judith Beveridge, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Hannah Lowe, Cath Drake, Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton. Poets who have contributed to events also incluce Craig Santos Perez, Toshini Doshi, Ellen van Neerven.

 Any problems with bookings LET ME KNOW.  It’s probably easier to book using a PC. When you book put the timing in your diary. Joining info is sent out at least a couple of days in advance – if you don’t receive it check your spam folder and then get in touch. 

 

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January 2023

Poetry & Mindfulness Uplift – 4 sessions Jan/Feb 2023

Take time out to recharge your energy and creativity. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and improve well-being, clarity, focus and creativity. I’ve thrown in a sprinkling of poetry and a session of writing together for a weekly uplift! Each session focuses on a theme to spur positive wellbeing, with a prompt for writing. Writing with mindfulness will give your writing a refreshing edge. ...
17 Jan - 07 Feb
Online (Zoom)

The Climate of Change Poetry Workshops, 2023 – UK morning

Four online workshops of reading, discussing, writing poetry and inspiring each other.   These poetry workshops focus on climate change and facing climate change will involve adapting almost everything we do. It means looking at the world afresh, more deeply and questioning structures, lifestyles and cultural assumptions – everything! ...
19 Jan - 18 May
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online (Zoom)

The Climate of Change Poetry Workshops, 2023 – UK evening

Four online workshops of reading, discussing, writing poetry and inspiring each other.   These poetry workshops focus on climate change and facing climate change will involve adapting almost everything we do. It means looking at the world afresh, more deeply and questioning structures, lifestyles and cultural assumptions – everything! ...
19 Jan - 18 May
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online (Zoom)

Poetry of Place, Masterclass with Judith Beveridge, 30/1/23 Last Few Tickets

Explore lyric poetry with one of Australia's best loved poets, Judith Beveridge. The brevity, musicality, concentration of thought and emotion in a lyric poem can reverberate and animate consciousness to bring us into connection with the inner life. Judith will discuss examples of lyric poetry and lead you through exercises to help develop emotional intensity and resonance. ...
30 Jan
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Online (Zoom)
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