In Sydney: As part of the Sydney Writer's Festival, if you have a spare $345 or so, and time to spend two consecutive Saturdays in Sydney in May, you can sign up for a Poetry Masterclass with Dorothy Porter & Luke Davies:
In association with Sydney University Open Education this masterclass offers participants a rare glimpse into the working methods of two of Australia's finest poets, Dorothy Porter and Luke Davies. It will consist of one day with each presenter and will focus on practical exercises along with a discusssion about Dorothy and Luke's own work and experience as published poets. The class will be invaluable for people with some creative writing experience who are interested in exploring poetry, as well as for current poets wanting to draw inspiration from two outstanding writers.
Saturdays May 15 & 22 9.30am - 4.30pm
2 days cost $345 and can be booked by calling 02 9351 2907, quoting course number 042 6330
(Dorothy Porter is the author of six collections of poetry and three verse novels, including the acclaimed Monkey's Mask and Wild Surmise (short-listed for the Miles Franklin Award in 2003).
Luke Davies is an award -winning poet and novelist. His poetry collection Running wih Light won the 2000 Judith Wright Calanthe Poetry Prize)