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Poetic Portraits

A workshop with Sarah Rice

Sunday 20 August 2017
Kath Walker, Aboriginal Poet, 1965 by Clif Peir
Kath Walker, Aboriginal Poet, 1965 by Clif Peir

Join poet and scholar Sarah Rice for a special masterclass on poetry as portraiture. ‘Poetic Portraits’ will examine notions of identity, the self and other, truth and illusion, memory and memorial. Examine a range of poetry and art examples and explore their philosophic underpinnings. Workshop participants will be introduced to different ways of writing poetic portraits and guided through exercises to conceive and draft original pieces. Includes break for lunch.

Sarah’s first full-length collection of poetry Fingertip of the Tongue is forthcoming with UWAP in October 2017. This event is held in partnership with the Canberra Writers Festival.