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Poetry Masterclass: A Seminar with Michael Aiken

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Isabel Fidler Room, Manning House

Camperdown, NSW 2050

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Hey Fellow Writers,

We are so very excited for having Michael Aiken give a lecture at the Isabel Fidler Room (upstairs), Manning House, on the 24th of September 2019, at 5 PM!

This writing seminar is for all students interested in sharpening their creative and poetic skills, as well as learning from an acclaimed Australian poet. The seminar will engage with topics such as: How to write poetry, successful themes of poetry, worldbuilding and contextualising, making a poem work, finding inspiration and the creative process. The seminar will be followed by a Q&A session at the end. Come along to meet other writers and creators, share your ideas and gain invaluable knowledge on the process of producing poetry.

Michael Aiken is a parent of four, living and working in Sydney. His first book, A Vicious Example, was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize, the Dame Mary Gilmore Award and an Australian Book Design award. His most recent book, the verse novel Satan Repentant, was written as part of an Australian Book Review Laureate’s fellowship, under the mentorship of David Malouf. It explores notions of individual identity, absolutes in politics, religion and morality, and the possibility for individual self-determination.

He has worked as a security guard, shop assistant, television extra, telephone sales manager, musician, chicken catcher, arts reviewer, census collector, security risk assessor, freelance journalist, trades assistant, life model, community worker and labourer in concreting, bricklaying, roofing and diamond drilling. He holds degrees in English literature and international security, and minor qualifications in information technology, ornamental iron forging and thermal cutting and welding.

This seminar is brought to you by the USYD Writing and Literature Society. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with future writing seminars and workshops.

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