The Emerging Writers’ Festival work, learn and play largely on the land of the Kulin nation, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

EWF celebrates the history and creativity of the world’s oldest living culture.

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CTRL+F: Assembling and Resembling the Poem

The romantic notion that one needs to be ‘inspired’ to write poetry is passé — Holly Isemonger and Ella Skillbeck-Porter’s teachings are grounded in the Dadaist idea that poetry is for everyone and that everyone can make poetry. Dive into experimentation with procedure, constraint, chance and technology to generate poems. Have fun with language, play poetry games, learn new methods of composition and find poetry in surprising and unexpected places.

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Wheelchair, lift access, accessible toilets (ground floor)

Saturday 24 June, 11AM

Northbank, Flinders Walk, Melbourne VIC 3000


Holly Isemonger

Holly Isemonger is a poet from Gerringong, NSW.

Ella Skilbeck-Porter

Ella Skilbeck-Porter is a poet and visual poet living on unceded Wurundjeri Country.