30 April 2024, 5:00pm–6:00pm
07 May 2024, 5:00pm–6:00pm
14 May 2024, 5:00pm–6:00pm
21 May 2024, 5:00pm–6:00pm
Join acclaimed poet Omar Sakr to explore the tools and skills used to write great poetry, and how to use them to create work that makes an impact.
Workshop attendees will:
- learn how to use language imaginatively
- discover how to write different forms of poetry
- uncover techniques to develop your voice
- learn how to read poems and respond creatively
About Teen Writing Bootcamp
The Teen Writing Bootcamp program provides budding teen writers with the opportunity to gain expert advice from great writers and tackle diverse writing styles and genres.
The program engages teens in writing, literature and publishing with the aim of inspiring, encouraging and improving literary skills.
All bootcamps are open to teens aged 13 to 18 years old from all around Australia. They are free to attend but require consent from a parent or guardian. Participation in this program will include sharing work created during the program.
Please note: to register for this event you must be available for all 4 sessions.
This program has been made possible with the generosity of Serp Hills Foundation and The JTM Foundation.
About Omar Sakr
Omar Sakr is the son of Arab and Turkish Muslim migrants. He is the author of three poetry collections, including The Lost Arabs (UQP), which won the 2020 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Poetry, and a novel, Son of Sin (Affirm Press), published in 2022. His latest book is Non-Essential Work. He lives and works on Dharug land, where he was born and raised.