One of Australia’s truly significant poets will give a workshop in Batemans Bay in August. Susan Hampton is that rare combination, a poet and editor, and this makes her a teacher of poetry with an insight into both the creative process and polishing a poem for publication. Susan’s work has been praised by critics for being characterised by “warmth, sensitivity and wit” and she also brings these qualities to her poetry workshops. Workshop participants will explore working with imagery, and the concept of point of view in poetry, looking at techniques that make poems stronger and more memorable.
This event will be part of the Far South Coast Workshop Program, a series of creative writing workshops held in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Shire. Presented by South Coast Writers Centre, ACT Writers Centre, NSW Writers Centre, Bega Valley Shire Council and the South East Arts Region. Supported by Arts NSW. Thanks to Writers of the Far South Coast for their assistance with this workshop program.
About Susan Hampton
Susan Hampton lives in Canberra and has written six books of poems. Her latest book News of the Insect World came out from Five Islands Press in November 2009. Her previous book The Kindly Ones was shortlisted for five awards, and won The Judith Wright Poetry Prize for 2006. Some of her poems are available at www.foxediting.com. Susan works as a poetry and fiction editor. She has received grants from ACT ARTS and the Literature Board of the Australia Council. Her poetry is featured in the National Museum’s Eternity Exhibition, and her work has been broadcast on ABC radio’s “Poetica”. She taught creative writing, drama, journalism and literature at universities from 1981-2000, and has been Writer-in-Residence at ANU, UC, ADFA, UNE, Darwin and Wollongong Universities. In 2004 Susan taught a series of online writing courses for the ACT Writers Centre, and she has tutored at the Summer School in Poetry at Wollongong University for four years.
When: 10am-3.30pm, Saturday 14 August 2010
Where: Batemans Bay Community Centre, Batemans Bay Community Centre, 2 Museum Place, Batemans Bay NSW
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 4228 0151
Cost: $30 members of South Coast Writers Centre, ACT Writers Centre and NSW Writers Centre/$65 non-members
More information: Contact SCWC Director Ali Smith on email@example.com or 0431 689 465.