MAD Poetry Online Workshop

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from 5 Oct 2021 - 7 p.m. to 26 Oct 2021 7 p.m.

This special 4-part workshop series will be led by four facilitators – Tim Heffernan, Ruby Hillsmith, Mohammad Awad and Anne-Marie Te Whiu – all of whom are practicing poets with their own lived mental health experience. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all four workshops across October.

  • Dates: Tuesday 5, 12, 19, 26 October
  • Time: 7–830pm AEDT weekly (duration 90 minutes)
  • Bookings: Essential (limited to 50 places), bookings via Eventbrite [SOLD OUT]

MAD Poetry is an initiative that originated in the Illawarra. The key focus of the project is on creating a safe writing space for emerging voices with a lived/living experience of mental health issues to express how they see the world, where these poets can define themselves through their creativity not their diagnosis, and explore by pen and page their experience of illness, institutions, recovery, self-care, and beyond.