This session will use objects of the earth, such a feathers, shells, stones, fossils and bones, as stepping off points for writing poems. These objects of the earth will reconnect us with our five senses, trigger memories, prompt conversation, helping us to think more deeply about the world around us and how it works, culminating in poems inspired by our connection to the physical world.
Adrienne Eberhard's writing celebrates the natural world and explores interconnections between place and people. She has published five collections of poetry, most recently, Chasing Marie Antoinette All Over Paris (Black Pepper Press, 2020). This Woman was shortlisted for the Tasmania Book Prize and Aggamemnon's Poppies was awarded second place in the Anne Elder Prize. Her poems have been widely anthologised, including in Contemporary Australian Poetry (Puncher and Wattmann, 2016), and Best Australian Poems (Black Inc, 2017). She has run writing workshops for students, adults and teachers throughout Australia, and participated in readings in Australia and France. Adrienne was poetry editor of Island magazine from 2008 to 2011, has taught poetry at UTAS, and currently teaches creative writing and extension classes from Prep to Year 8 in Hobart.
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