INTENSE” a poetry workshop with Les Wicks, nearly 6 hours plus substantial prior editorial work in an extraordinary locale.

Venue: Community Hall, Dangar Island

Sunday 26 March 10.45 to 5.00 with a 30” break for lunch (vegetarian, included in price).

 One of the country’s leading poetry facilitators will be giving a workshop in Sydney.

This project will consist of three components.

Everyone gets in advance a strategy sheet on editing their work.

Then, participants will send four poems (maximum 30 lines each) to leswicks@hotmail.com 14 days prior to the workshop.

The poems with commentary will be distributed to the participants four days prior to their workshop.

Participants should bring a copy of the entire commentary document to the workshop.

On the day of the workshop we will work intensively through each participant’s poems building on prior suggestions and experiencing a dynamic interplay of ideas/insights.

Should they so wish, participants will have a chance to have a piece published in the e-mag Australian Poetry Collaboration, which is widely read and archived by the National Library’s Pandora.

It is strictly limited to only 7 attendees.

Bookings must be made by 27 February.

Cost $90.

Getting there: train Hawkesbury River or drive Brooklyn.

Ferry departs at 10am. Fares 7.40 or 3.70 Conc. each way.

Arrive early/leave later – wander through this unique community, have a swim!

Further details & booking: leswicks@hotmail.com