Month: May 2018

Word Catharsis — Why I Write Poetry

I recently attempted the National Poetry Writing Month challenge. NaPoWriMo is an annual project in which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. The website is owned and operated by Maureen Thorson, a poet living in Washington DC, but the challenge is now undertaken by poets from across the globe. Continue reading

June Words Out Loud — Out of the Night

Words Out Loud Ballarat looks to the winter solstice for inspiration. As the longest night falls, poets, writers and storytellers gather to celebrate poetry, prose and good yarns in the warm and welcoming surrounds of The Printers Room.

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Should writers study writing?

When I expressed an interest in writing a blog post for Ballarat Writers, I was asked if I would consider writing about tertiary education for writers, and whether it was worth it. As a current student, I focused on my present situation in my initial drafts: the thought of structured study triggers nausea. Continue reading

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