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"The Poetree" - Open Writing Sessions

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Fitzroy Library

127 Moor St

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Are you 16-25 years old? Do you have a passion for storytelling, rap, short stories, poetry, photography, illustration etc? Do you want to get published and create an interactive community dialogue while you’re at it?

Join local storyteller Sista Zai Zanda in our weekly new community storytelling project, "The Poetree"!

Sessions will run every Saturday from 9 September - 25 November and alternate between:

1) ‘Open writing sessions’ (Open to all ages.)
The group will write quietly for 90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes to share ideas, network and socialise. Writers can choose to respond to prompts set by The Poetree group or work on your project. There is no workshopping, so it doesn’t matter what you are writing or which language you are writing in!
(Dates: Saturdays 16 & 30 Sept, 14 & 28 Oct, 11 & 25 Nov)

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2) ‘Young Creative Writers Group Workshops’ (16-25 year olds)
Join Sista Zai Zanda - storyteller, educator and radio producer for ‘The Pan Afrikan Poets Café’ as she guides the group through such themes as biography and bio-mythography, creating believable characters and relatable stories, overcoming writer’s block, self-publishing/zine-making, and more.
(Dates: Saturdays 9 & 23 Sept, 7 & 21 Oct, 4 & 18 Nov) Please see separate Eventbrite listing to book into these sessions.


BYO laptops/writing materials.
Wi-Fi and power available.
Light refreshments served.

Event sponsored by the Thomas, Samuel & George Ewing Trust.



Bookings are essential. There is no need to being a ticket with you to this event.


FACILITATOR BIO:
Sista Zai Zanda is a storyteller, educator and radio producer who has facilitated creative writing and performance workshops in Australia, Zimbabwe and Denmark. Zai created, curates and hosts ‘The Pan Afrikan Poets Café’ a matinee poetry performance and radio broadcast.

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