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Love to Read Local @ Mandurah Library: Getting into Poetry with Alan Fyfe

22 June @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Mandurah Libraries are celebrating Love to Read Local in June with a series of author events and workshops.

Love to Read Local, an initiative of Writing WA, is an annual state-wide campaign showcasing and celebrating Western Australia’s many, many wonderful writers and illustrators, and the books they create.

Workshop Information: In this workshop, poet and educator, Alan Fyfe, will set you up with ideas and insights to get your poetry journey off to a roaring start. By talking about form, content, and style, we will examine how poetry does the job that it does.

We will mix writing our own verse with a close reading of three poems by W.H. Auden, Mary Oliver and contemporary Australian poet, Madison Godfrey. There will also be time to ask questions and talk about publishing and establishing your own poetic practice.

Suitable for Beginners & Intermediate Poetry Writers

Morning Tea provided.

Alan Fyfe: Alan Fyfe is a Jewish writer, from the unceded country of the Noongar Nation in Western Australia, whose verse and prose can be found in Westerly, Overland, Australian Poetry Journal and Cottonmouth. His first novel, T, was shortlisted for the T.A.G Hungerford Prize, the Chaffinch Press Aware Prize (Ireland) and the West Australian Premier’s Award. Alan’s poetry collection, G-d, Sleep, and Chaos was awarded silver for the Flying Islands unpublished manuscript award and will be published with Gazebo Books in 2024.


City of Mandurah Libraries
9550 3230


Mandurah Library
331 Pinjarra Road
Mandurah, WA 6210 Australia
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