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Stage + Page - MPU Poetry Workshop with David Stavanger

all I want to do is / read poetry from the middle of a / burning building - David Lerner
Spoken word is often urgent, visceral, and at times redemptive. How can you contain that fire within the constraints of the page without putting it out? This workshop focuses on ways to distil performance poetry/spoken word for the print medium, including editing pieces for the page and working with the limits/possibilities of both forms. It will also explore publishing opportunities for spoken word.
Note: This workshop is suited for poets who work across the page/stage and spoken word artists.
18 May 2019 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM


David Stavanger is a poet, performer, cultural producer and lapsed psychologist. In 2013, he won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, resulting in the release of The Special (UQP), his first full-length collection of poetry, which was awarded the 2015 Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize. David was Co-Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival (2015-17), and he is the Co-Editor of Verity La’s SLOT MACHINE, Australian Poetry Journal 8.2 SPOKEN, and SOLID AIR: Collected Australian & New Zealand Spoken Word (UQP, forthcoming 2019.) He is also sometimes known as Green Room-nominated spoken weird artist Ghostboy, and he has helped establish poetry slam in Australia. These days he lives between the stage and the page. 


Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
251 Faraday Street , Carlton, VIC 3053

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