Join Helen Heath for a workshop on found poems.
How can we incorporate apparently dry facts and research into our poetry while keeping it fresh and fun?
Join Helen Heath for a workshop on found poems, ventriloquism, and randomisation. Helen will talk about the process of writing her latest book and the techniques she used before the class writes and workshops poems. Be prepared to do some homework before the workshop and bring along some material to work with. Come ready to share your writing with the class.
Helen Heath will be appearing in the Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers Programme on Sunday October 21 from 1.30-2.30pm, to discuss her recently released book, Are Friends Electric? Her first book, Graft, was published in 2012 and won the NZSA Jessie Mackay Best First Book for Poetry Award in 2013. It was also the first book of fiction or poetry to be shortlisted for the Royal Society of NZ Science Book Prize. She holds a PhD in creative writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington.
"Helen Heath seats poems that are explicitly about science and scientists alongside poems that explore a more internal world of family, emotion and travel. In doing so she blurs boundaries and masterfully reminds us that science is not a separate and remote entity but is part of the vital continuum of life . . ." Judges’ comments, Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize, 2013