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Melbourne Spoken Word Workshop: Preparing a Poetry Book Manuscript

  • Siteworks: Workroom 1 33 Saxon Street Brunswick, VIC, 3056 Australia (map)

Melbourne Spoken Word invites you to a special MSWPF workshop as part of our series of workshops at Siteworks. Poet and convener of La Mama Poetica facilitates a workshop on preparing a poetry book manuscript.

So, you want to put together a poetry book. There is much to consider before you ask the question: should I self-publish or submit to a publisher? This workshop will focus on the questions to explore initially and give you tips on making your collection publication ready. Which poems should be included? How should they be ordered for best effect? Should there be an overarching theme? When does a poem written for performance sit well on the page, and when should the poem make its home on the stage or in an audio publication? Amanda will explore these questions with you, and help you create a vision and a plan for your poetry manuscript.

General Admission: $30

Golden Ticket: $100 (includes Opening Night, Closing Night Party and two workshops)