Ashlyn Vice – City Library Poet in Residence

Join us at City Library for a series of workshops run by Poet in Residence Ashlyn Vice. During these workshops Ashlyn will help you hone your voice and tell your story through poetry. These workshops will give you the techniques, time and space to employ creative mediums to express yourself. No experience is required and all are welcome to join. You can attend individual workshops, or come along for the entire series.

All sessions at the City Library
Level 3, Rundle Place, Rundle Mall 
Adelaide SA 5000

Keep an eye out for session bookings – details out soon.

Workshop 1: TRICKS OF THE TRADE
Saturday 24 July, 2021
2:00 – 3:30pm

Are you a closet poet? Looking for tools to boost your confidence as a writer and overcome writer’s block? Regardless of your level of experience, this workshop will introduce (or re-introduce) you to the fundamentals of expressive, descriptive and imaginative writing through textural, tonal, and other poetry techniques. A few fun, experimental activities will also be thrown in to stimulate the mind, help you develop your writer’s identity and harness your creative vision!

Workshop 2: CHARTING POETRY 
Saturday 31 July, 2021
2:00 – 3:30pm

How do you turn an idea into a refined masterpiece? This week we will focus on workshopping the ‘poetry process’ from that ‘light-bulb moment’ to perfecting the rhythm and structure. Participants will be equipped with unique brain-storming, mind-mapping, and revisory skills to give language to their craziest of ideas and leave behind perfectionism once and for all.

Workshop 3: NEXT. LEVEL. CREATIVE.
Saturday 7 August 2021
2:00 – 3:30pm

Come along and explore the fun art of visual poetry! Get creative – and even a little messy – with realia, visual art, black-out poetry, nature poetry and more to contribute to a themed poetry display. Fall in love with using different mediums to take the impact of your words to the next level.

Workshop 4: PRACTICE SLAM POETRY
Saturday 14 August 2021
2:00 – 3:30pm

Join us at the City Library to develop your skills in poetic oration. Whether you loathe public speaking, or you’re a seasoned speaker, this workshop will equip you with tips and tricks to captivate an audience’s attention through spoken word poetry. Participants will develop a short piece and hone in on their favourite poetry techniques.

POETRY SLAM
Friday 20 August 2021
6:00 – 7:00pm

And finally… the candle on the cake. Come and share YOUR poem to a live audience, or simply come along to watch! Participants can choose to develop their piece beforehand from scratch or from specially designed poetry prompts.

SPECIAL: IMPROMPTU INTERMISSION. The bravest of our participants will have the opportunity to partake in an impromptu poetry slam, with limited time to brainstorm stanzas from both hilarious and heartfelt sentence-starters.