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Seeing Art, Making Poems: Writing Ekphrastic Poetry with Paul Hetherington & Cassandra Atherton 8/9/22

I’m excited to welcome back to The Verandah the best Aussie double act in poetry workshops to help you take your poetry in fresh directions. Two award-winning ekphrastic poets present a workshop about ways in which poets may benefit from connecting their poetry to other artforms. The workshop is primarily designed for poets who are serious about their craft and may be looking to incorporate ekphrastic poetry into their poetic practice. The ideas and techniques canvassed in the workshop will be linked to a variety of existing ekphrastic works and the focus is on practical ways of creating successful ekphrastic poetry—including the harnessing of visual imagery and ways of ‘seeing’ freshly. A list of journals and other avenues for the publication of ekphrastic poetry will be provided.

Cost & Timing

10am UK time // 5pm Perth Australia // Adelaide 6.30pm // Brisbane & Sydney 7pm // Darwin 6.30pm

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Thursday 8th September, 2022

2.5 hours long

Cost £30 GBP (under $60AUD with cost effective exchange via STRIPE)

Maximum 18 people

Online on Zoom

About the workshop leaders 

In 2020, Australian poets, Professors Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton published an authoritative introduction to the development and features of contemporary English-language prose poetry with Princeton University Press and the first Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry.  Paul is the Head of the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) at the University of Canberra and has published 15 poetry collections, a verse novel and eleven chapbooks, with many awards and nominations. He recently won the Bruce Dawe 2021 Poetry Prize. Cassandra is Associate Head of School at Deakin University, Melbourne. She has been a visiting scholar at Harvard and authored and edited over thirty critical and creative books. 

Part of the UK/Australia Season of Culture 2021-22, a major programme of cultural exchange taking place across the two nations. Who are we now? How can we describe, challenge or create new connections with our land and people in the 2020s?


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Sep 08 2022


10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 08 2022
  • Time: 5:00 am - 7:30 am




Online (Zoom)
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