Cuplet Kiddos! Free poetry workshops with Manisha Anjali and Maddie Godfrey

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Cuplet is thrilled to offer a one-off holiday workshop for young people interested in exploring poetry and reading out their own work – just like our monthly feature poets! Join visiting poets Maddie Godfrey (WA) and Manisha Anjali (VIC) as they lead primary and high school aged workshops and an hour-long reading – parents and friends welcome!

Friday October 4
Workshops 4-5pm
Public reading 5-6pm
Cost: Free!

Workshops held at Tantrum Youth Arts headquarters – Merewether Scout Hall (parking at rear).

PRIMARY (6-12 years) with Maddie Godrey
Bring a poem you’ve written or an idea for one (we’ll help if you can’t think of anything) to workshop with Maddie. You’ll learn how to bring your poetry images to life and express your imagination in exciting new ways! Maddie will also show you how to speak clearly into a microphone and adjust it to your height, which you can show off in our showcase for parents and friends from 5pm!

Maddie Godfrey is a firecracker of lexical delight. Maddie has a passion and energy for working with young writers and a work ethic to be proud of. Our students loved being a part of Maddie’s workshop. – Danielle Calleja, La Salle College

SENIOR (13-19 years) with Manisha Anjali
Unlock your inner poet in this surreal workshop with Manisha Anjali! Try your hand at automatic writing and learn how to improve your poem’s imagery with the help of your own imagination. Manisha will also teach microphone basics and give you tips on how to connect with an audience when reading your poem.

Maddie Godfrey is a writer, poet and educator who aims to facilitate compassionate conversations about social issues. At 23, they have performed poetry at The Sydney Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral and Glastonbury Festival. Maddie’s publishing highlights include Westerly Magazine, Button Poetry, Scum Mag and Cordite Poetry Review. In 2018 Maddie’s debut poetry collection, titled How To Be Held was released by Burning Eye Books (UK). Currently Maddie is working with Propel Youth Arts as the Creative Coordinator of Youth Week WA 2019. They are also completing their PhD and editing for Voiceworks Magazine.

Manisha Anjali works with text and performance. She is the author of Sugar Kane Woman and the producer of Neptune: a dream archive. Her work has been exhibited at Melbourne Writers Festival, Queensland Poetry Festival, Emerging Writers Festival, SEVENTH Gallery, Bus Projects and c3 Contemporary Art Space. Manisha has been a Writer in Residence at Incendium Radical Library and a Hot Desk Fellow at The Wheeler Centre. She is the Poetry Editor at The Lifted Brow.

Supported by Tantrum Youth Arts and the University of Newcastle