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Writing workshop: Poetry

Hobsons Bay Libraries

Event Date: 11 November 2017
Author / Presenters: Dr Chris Ringrose

What makes a poem memorable and inspiring?

Dr Chris Ringrose will help you to develop techniques and gain insights to inspire your own poetry; and to guide you to a deeper appreciation and connection with your own writing and the force that is poetry.

After an academic career in literature spanning The University of Alberta, Dalhousie University, The University of North Carolina and The University of Northampton, where he was Associate Dean of Arts and was awarded the University’s prize for teaching excellence, Chris Ringrose relocated in 2012 to Melbourne.

He is currently Adjunct Associate Professor of English at Monash. His poetry and short fiction has won awards in England, Canada and Australia, including the Peterloo Poetry Prize and the 2015 Poetica Christi Prize. Melbourne-set poems and stories have been included in the collections Flashing the Square and Melbourne Subjective, and projected in Krakow Poland in 2015, via the UNESCO Cities of Literature initiative.

He has published critical work on modern fiction, literary theory and children’s literature, and co-edits the Journal of Postcolonial Writing (Routledge), the book series Studies in World Literature (Ibidem/Columbia University Press), and Sydney-based fashion magazine Papier Mâché. Chris is a poetry reviewer for the Australian Poetry Journal, and has been a judge in 2015-16 for the Young Adas Competition.

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