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Stand Up for Poetry — online event

Stand Up for Poetry
The Power of Story in Spoken Word Performance

The best poetry is where artists have room to be honest, vulnerable and tell stories. Learn how to use poetry as a platform for your voice.

We all have stories, they are all unique, and all are important. They deserve to be heard.

Join Andrew Cox for this online workshop where participants will dig deeper into the ideas of identity and personal truth.

The best poetry is where artists have room to be honest, vulnerable and tell stories. Rather than getting caught up by what a poem consists of and requires, the focus of this unique workshop is shifted to see poetry as a format and a framework - a platform for your voice, to be empowered and in turn empower others.

This workshop is part of Stand Up for Poetry, a Hunter regional poetry program presented by Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Port Stephens Libraries. It is an exciting series of poetry workshops, panels, spoken word showcases and slam heats across the Hunter region in 2020.

For beginners and the more experienced poets to learn, write, perform, listen, enjoy and prepare for the Australian Poetry Slam 2020.

Bookings essential.

Registered participants will be emailed a link to register for the workshop on Zoom.

About the presenter

Andrew Cox has been a featured act for Sydney Writers Festival & Sydney Contemporary Art Fair. With a desire to see people experience the power of poetry and engage deeply, his live performances are memorable for intensity, honesty and abstract storytelling.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Nada at Port Stephens library on 0249880111 or via email at nada.voorbij@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

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