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The Dramatic Monologue, Poetry Masterclass with Judith Beveridge, 30/11/23

The dramatic monologue has been around for centuries; it is the second oldest form of poetry after the epic. The dramatic monologue challenges the poet to be imaginative, empathetic and inventive because it requires adopting a persona or mask to explore and expose feelings which the poet may feel uncomfortable exploring when using their own voice. Characters can be taken from history or can be entirely made up. This workshop will look at poems which use dramatic monologue in interesting and diverse ways. We will also do a writing exercise around creating character.

Timing and Cost

9am UK time // 5pm Perth Australia // 7.30 Adelaide // 7pm Brisbane  // 8pm Melbourne & Sydney   

A useful link for checking other timezones:

Thursday 30th November

2 hours long

Cost £28 GBP (with cost effective exchange via STRIPE)

Online on Zoom

About Judith Beveridge

Judith Beveridge is one of Australia’s leading poets and one of the best and most revered poetry teachers in the country. She has published seven volumes of poetry which have all won or been short-listed for major prizes. Her latest volume, Sun Music: New and Selected Poems (Giramondo, 2018), won the Prime Minister’s Poetry Prize in 2019. She has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies including Contemporary Australian Poetry, (Puncher & Wattmann 2016).  She was poetry editor for the literary magazine Meanjin from 2005 to 2016. Her work has been studied in schools and universities and translated into many languages. She taught poetry writing at post-graduate level for many years at the University of Sydney and continues to work in the community. She is a recipient of the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal and the Christopher Brennan Award for excellence in literature. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

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Nov 30 2023


9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 30 2023
  • Time: 4:00 am - 6:00 pm




Online (Zoom)
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