During this two-day interactive poetry workshop you will take part in movement-based exercises and close reading discussions that will give you practical tools to unlock your inner poetic voice. The first day will be focused on unlocking creative flow and exploring the power of movement and sound as gateways into poetic memory. On the second day we'll focus on the process of shaping an editing work using different kinds of poetic structures and framework as tools for experimenting with poetry as craft.
Your lunch each day and writing materials. Wear comfortable clothing that allows movement.
Leilani: Born in Tāmaki Makaurau under the shelter of Maungakiekie, poet Leilani Tamu is a descendant of Te Moana nui a Kiwa (Samoa & Tonga). Her first book The Art of Excavation (Anahera Press, 2014) was birthed into the world following a decade of poetic meditation tempered by the personal and political. Leilani's published writing has featured in a range of anthologies and journals, including 'Remember Me: Poems to Learn by Heart from Aotearoa New Zealand' (edited by Anne Kennedy, 2023). Leilani has delivered reviews for RadioNZ's Nine to Noon programme and been a judge for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.
Alvie: Poata Alvie McKree (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa, Yurumein, Barbados) is an artist and arts therapist committed to telling stories that foster our connection to whenua, atua, tupuna, and ngā tangata katoa o te ao. Alvie writes for live performance, facilitates therapeutic art and movement workshops, and offers ritual and ceremonial gatherings for women.
You are invited to attend our opening address at 9am on Saturday 17 August 2024. Carole Beu from The Women's Bookshop will fire up the day with an early morning talk on her raves and faves. Have a cuppa, listen to Carole and meet others. Please register here so we know how many to expect.