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Staining the Tree of History: re-purposing historical materials
20 July @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$20 – $25
Staining the Tree of History: re-purposing historical materials, presented by by Carol Millner, is a workshop open to participants of all writing abilities, aged 12 to 112. Participants will explore using historical material to develop poems that extend boundaries and create opportunities to look at events from new perspectives.
Participants can expect:
- to develop a number of new poems based on historical material provided at the workshop;
- to come away from the workshop with a better understanding of the historical sources available to poets for FREE in WA; and
- to be introduced to a selection of poems (and poets) with a historical tendency.
Carol Millner is a poet and short story writer whose work has won awards and been published in journals and anthologies, as well as online, most notably When the Sky Falls, Pause, The Poetry New Zealand Yearbook, Westerly, Lines in the Sand, and Amber Contains the Sun. Carol’s poetry has been shortlisted for the Whitmore Manuscript Prize (Victoria, 2013) and the Dorothy Hewett Award (University of Western Australia Press, 2015). Carol has a background in history and theatre. She has written and directed plays based on oral history interviews, as well as community plays, and scripts for youth theatre projects in Australia (NSW) and New Zealand. She is currently a doctoral student in Creative Writing at Curtin University where she is developing a book of short stories concerning the immigration history of Western Australia. Carol’s project was awarded the Jillian Bradshaw Scholarship in the Humanities (Graduate Women of WA, 2018).