Thanks to a generous donation from a local Illawarra resident, The Red Room Company is running a special series of poetry workshops at Dapto High School throughout 2014. 

The first workshop featured Australian spoken word poet Zohab Zee Khan, who visited the students of Dapto High School on 17th February, 2014, to work through selected poetry activities from the Toilet Doors learning resource. Students watched Zohab perform his poetry and learnt about his own writing processes before composing their own poems. They then explored various guerrilla poetry publishing techniques, such as creating matchbox poems and scribing their works on the school's windows, transforming their hallways into aisles of poetic inspiration. You can read their poems here.

The second workshop was facilitated by celebrated performance poet, Luka Lesson, on 17th June, 2014. Luka performed for over 1000 students as part of the weekly assembly, before running instive writing and performance sessions with Year 7. Students created and performed their own poems inspired by the Red Room's Poetry + Music resource. You can discover the students' poems here and click here to check out Luka's poem, "Success".

The third workshop will be held in September with local spoken word poet, Lorin Elizabeth

Poems | Success