Girls on Key Poetry Workshops/ Open Mic

Girls on Key Poetry Workshops
Sunday 11 April
1pm - 2:45pm | 3pm - 4:45pm | 5pm - 6:30pm

Girls on Key Poetry

Established in 2014, Girls on Key is a feminist poetry organisation and small press, representing women and gender diverse poets and spoken word artists through its monthly poetry readings around Australia.

Girls on Key are proud to organise poetry writing workshops at the Newcastle Museum, for both beginners and advanced wordsmiths. The workshops will be followed by a book launch and open mic session for all - the aspiring poets who attended the workshops and the general public. 

Timetable:

McIntyre Theatrette

  • Beginners Workshop                1pm - 2.45pm (maximum 20 attendees)

  • Advanced Workshop                 3pm - 4.45pm (maximum 20 attendees)

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  • Book launch and open mic        5pm - 6.30pm 

Beginners Poetry Workshop

The Beginners Poetry workshop at 1 pm is for those aged 16 and over, interested in an introduction to creating poetry.  We will use, but are not limited to, the Museum's  1x4 exhibition to inspire our writing. The workshop is approximately 2 hours duration, and participants must supply their own writing materials/equipment.  This workshop is one of a series of free events celebrating local poetry, hosted by Girls on Key and Newcastle Museum. 

We invite you to perform your work at the free Open Mic event to celebrate the locally published books Fossilised Lightning, Intermittent Angels and Witted and Whispered later at 5pm.

Advanced Poetry Workshop 

The Advanced Poetry workshop at 3pm is for experienced writers, working at their own skill level.  We will use, but are not limited to, the museum's 1x4 exhibition to inspire our writing.  The workshop is approximately 2 hours duration, and participants must supply their own writing materials/equipment.  This workshop is one of a series of free events celebrating local poetry, hosted by Girls on Key and Newcastle Museum. 

We invite you to perform your work at the free Open Mic event to celebrate the locally published books Fossilised Lightning, Intermittent Angels and Witted and Whispered later at 5pm.

Book Launch and Open Mic

Girls on Key is proud to present the launch of Fossilised Lightning, a collaborative ecopoetry collection from Newcastle local poets, Nicole Rain Sellers and Rebecca Trowbridge. Conceived on Awabakal country, the book represents a shift in consciousness reaching beyond nature writing to an expression of human embeddedness in the natural world. The poets share a fascination with nature and metaphysics, and the work combines Rebecca’s meditation experiences and geology expertise with Nicole's background in paganism and natural medicine. The result is an astounding collection that explores human interaction with nature and celebrates the mysteries of the earth's ecosystems.Please join us in launching this collection, alongside local Girls on Key poets, Jan Dean and Page Maitland, who are also celebrating their books, Intermittent Angels and Witted and Whispered.

There will be a limited poetry Open Mic during the event, with a 5-minute time limit. Please make sure you sign up at the event.  Doors open at 5pm.

Free entry

Please book your spot for the workshops here

Prices

  • Beginners Workshop FREE
  • Advanced Workshop FREE

Venue

Newcastle Museum
6 Workshop Way
Newcastle
2300