Join Emily Crocker to upcycle unremarkable texts into fresh new poems as we explore poetry as a practice in resource recovery. Through blackout and verbatim techniques we'll draw out the poems that were never meant to be found and use them as an opportunity for disagreement, dispute, and dissent. We'll then explore scallywag tactics to return our poems to the everyday situations they originate from and belong amongst.
Following the workshop, there will be an open-mic reading session with SCWC Director Sarah Nicholson as MC and featured guests Emily Crocker and Jack Baker. The reading session is free but registration is required.
Emily Crocker is a performing poet who grew up in Western Sydney and came of age in Wollongong’s spoken word scene. She has shared her poetry at countless festivals and events and is an alumnus of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity's Spoken Word program. Her debut chapbook Girls and Buoyant was released by Subbed In in 2017. Other poems can be found in the recent anthology of spoken word, Solid Air (UQP, 2019), and in Australian journals including Cordite, Southerly, and Baby Teeth, and she was recently commissioned to write poetry by Merrigong Theatre.
Open Mic: 12.30pm-1.30pm
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