WORKSHOP: Writing Machines with Rory Green [SOLD OUT]

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Date(s) - 13/09/2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Writing machines: making and using computer-generated poetry

07/09/2020 – ticket-holders have now been emailed their Zoom link. Contact us at with any issues.

This workshop will guide you to make and play with computer programs that generate poetic text. You’ll be introduced to a range of methods of algorithmic text generation including grammars, Markov chains, and machine learning models. You’ll be shown how writing constraints can be encoded to create personalised poem generators that play with and against your own authorial voice, and explore ways of incorporating computer-generated text into your creative practice. You’ll also learn some fundamental skills of web code (HTML, CSS and JavaScript) and apply these concepts in the creation of an infinitely generating poem or Twitter bot.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and intermediate participants; you don’t need to know how to code to take part.


What you’ll need to participate

Internet connection, a device with audio and video capability, and a Zoom account.



[This event is now SOLD OUT.]

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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About Rory

Rory Green is a writer, editor and coder living on Gadigal land. Rory is an online editor for Voiceworks, and has had poems published in Australian Poetry Anthology, Rabbit, Scum, and Running Dog among others. Rory is currently writing a poem for every Pokemon through the Tinyletter project Otherwise Pokedex.


This event is fully booked.