Assist your students in developing their poetry writing skills in preparation for entry into the Ipswich Poetry Feast Writing Competition.
A special school encouragement award is presented to the school whose participation in the competition most reflects a genuine commitment to, and engagement with, the spirit of the Ipswich Poetry Feast.
Each year free poetry writing workshops by professional poets are offered to primary and secondary schools within the Ipswich City Council region.
Participate in online creative poetry masterclasses with some of Australia’s leading poets. These workshops help students to develop valuable writing skills regardless of their geographical location within Queensland.
|Audience||Primary & Secondary|
|Venue||Schools in the Ipswich City Council region|
|Dates||Wednesday 3 June 2020 with Katherine Apel, Thursday 11 June 2020 with Lorraine Marwood|
|Audience||Primary Years 3 – 6|
|Venue||Online – Available to schools throughout Queensland|
Kathryn Apel is a born-and-bred farm girl who’s scared of cows. She lives among the gum trees, cattle and kangaroos on a Queensland grazing property. Kat pumps poetry so she can flex her muscles across other genres, to bend (and break) writing rules. Kat’s verse novel, ‘Bully on the Bus’ won the 2015 Australian Family Therapy’s Award for Children’s Literature – Young Readers/Picture Book, while ‘Too Many Friends’, also a verse novel, was a 2018 CBCA Younger Reader Notable Book. She is perhaps best known for her shape poem, ‘Big Blue Whale’.
Lorraine Marwood has been a dairy farmer, a rural teacher and a mum to six children. She loves writing and especially poetry. Her latest verse novel ‘Leave taking’(UQP) was shortlisted in the CBCA awards 2109 and joint winner of the Patricia Wrightson prize for children’s writing 2019. She has six collections of poetry published, the latest one being ‘Celebrating Australia,’ Walker books.