Date(s) - 16/08/2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Everyday Epic with Rico Craig
Our world is full of epic, otherworldly moments: clouds shifting, the hunt for new earrings, people changing car tyres. There are thousands of everyday experiences poets can use as inspiration for their writing. In this workshop we’ll sift through the seemingly mundane, searching for the moments we can expand to epic significance. We’ll bring our poetic vision to bear on the ordinary world and look at the way a few poetic tricks can be used to expand a reader’s perception of the worlds we share in our poetry.
This workshop is back by popular demand!
What you’ll need to participate
Internet connection, something to write or type on, a device with audio and video capability, and a Zoom account.
This session, delivered via Zoom, is limited to 20 participants. Tickets cost $30 full/$20 concession and can be booked below. Attending this workshop grants you ongoing access to our QPF2020 Poetry Workshop Slack forum.
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Rico Craig is a facilitator and award-winning poet. Since 2012, he has worked with the Story Factory, creating and leading writing workshops across the country. His poetry collection BONE INK was winner of the 2017 Anne Elder Award and shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize 2018.
Feedback for The Everyday Epic
Thank you for a dynamic, fun, challenging and lively workshop. Like many writers I approached this (my first engagement in a genuine workshop rather than a presentation and discussion) with trepidation and excitement. But, from start to finish, I loved every moment. You were well organised, warm, funny and kind, attentive and tactful – listening. Most importantly you gave a huge amount to us – taking us through some really exciting stimuli that pushed us to reposition ourselves and the way we write. It was an action-packed adventure in just 2 hours.