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Poetry, Magic and Identity
18 May @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$20 – $25
In this workshop, participants will explore the potent and textured poetry created by the LGBTIQA+ community and instances where it intersects with concepts of magic and invocation. Works from the likes of Ocean Vuong, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Francesca Lisette and others will be examined in the context of how they give voice and power to the marginalised.
Through individual writing exercises, participants will explore the fluidity of personal identity in a binary world and how poetry can empower the intention of the individual. At its core, this workshop aims to show how poetry can garner strength when used to promote compassionate narratives that openly embrace the mysticism inherent in each of us.
Open to participants of all writing abilities.
About the facilitator: Scott-Patrick Mitchell (SPM) is a non-binary performance poet who lives and writes on Whadjuk Noongar Land. SPM’s work appears in Island, Southerly, Cordite, Westerly, Rabbit, Honey + Lime, Baby Teeth and many other journals, including anthologies such as Contemporary Australian Poetry.
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