The Poetry of Becoming with Bill Moran

Bill Moran
Aug 15, 2017 05:00:pm University of Wollongong, Building 15, Room 107

"My workshop imagines the poem not only as a fixed artefact of the self, but as a space of becoming," says Bill about the art of poetry. This workshop is a fantastic opportunity to advance your knowledge and ability in writing poetry while learning about your ever-changing space in the writing world.

This workshop will practice both open and closed forms with emphasis on contemporary techniques and a critical discussion of theory, process, and editing for the formal elements and mechanics of performance poetry. In workshopping with Bill, you will work through the function of poetry as an art form in relation to its creator, debunk received myths about content and form, and produce a piece of art that is performative and transformative.

Bill’s purpose with this workshop is: “If the page is a hallway, we will walk through it in the poem, and consider how the poet and poet’s world and audience are changed at the other end.” If you are a budding writer or even consider yourself to already be a master poet, this workshop will be of a benefit to everyone and their poetry, so it is not to be missed!

Bill Moran is an award-winning Texan poet. He was a finalist in the 2011 Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival and was the Austin Poetry Slam Champion in 2012 and 2013, and was also the winner of the Salt Lake City show Literary Death Match. He has had numerous poems published in print, and has even taught courses at Louisiana State University. Be very excited, for you will be in expert hands in this workshop!

Please contact the SCWC or call 4228 0151 for more information or to book a seat at the workshop. Tickets are $55 for the general public and $25 for members of the SCWC.

Posted on July 20, 2017