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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | February 19, 2020

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What's On in Melbourne for Writers This Winter

What’s On in Melbourne for Writers This Winter

| On 09, Jun 2015

The Emerging Writers’ Festival might have passed, but there are still plenty of events happening for writers over the colder months. If you can convince yourself to go out into Melbourne’s blustery weather, you can be rewarded with great events on for writers.

#WriteHere Melbourne
Saturday, June 13th
11:00AM – 1:30PM
1000£ Bend
Organised by Writers Bloc, #WriteHere is the perfect opportunity for you to put your head down and focus on your work whilst in the company of other likeminded individuals. Bring along your favourite writing implement, be it pen and paper, quill and parchment, or laptop, and spend two and a half hours soaking up the work ethic and getting your own project written.
If you’re worried about not being able to focus for the whole time, there will be plenty of food and coffee breaks, and the chance to mingle with a lot of other aspiring writers. This is a great program that’s definitely going to get you in the right headspace for work, and you can even make a few friends along the way.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page or Writers Bloc’s website!

Curriculum: Poetry
Tuesday, July 14th
6:00PM – 9:15PM
The School Of Life
If you’re an aspiring poet or just like to write out a few sonnets every now and then, this is the course for you. Presented by Robert Wood, a former Benjamin Franklin Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, this session will jump right into the deep end of the pool of language. We’re bombarded with words and language every single day, but what are we to do with it all?
The session will explore a few key thinkers and figure out how their ideas have helped to shape poetry as we know it. You can find out how to turn the onslaught of language in your day-to-day life into a drip feed, and through a range of interactive exercises, you’ll leave with an understanding of how poetry can help you make sense of everything around us.
For more information, check out their website.

How To Be Creative
Friday, July 17th
6:00PM – 9:15PM
The School Of Life
As part of the winter semester at The School Of Life, author and presenter Sarah Darmody is putting on a course in how to be creative. Of course, this isn’t just for authors, but for all creative types. We’re frequently led to believe that creativity is a rare gift and something that only a few lucky people are blessed with, but that isn’t always the case. Sarah Darmody is here to help you reclaim that creativity.
Through practical exercises and interactive tasks, you get the chance to look at how the mundane can become the extraordinary, and how to find inspiration in the building blocks of the every day. The class will also help you with your struggles with motivation, and keeping at a creative project after you’ve lost momentum.
For more information and to buy tickets, check out their website!