Ways of Thinking about the Line in Free Verse Poetry

Nathan Curnow, an acclaimed Victorian poet, is conducting this workshop to help with the Martha Richardson Memorial Poetry Prize competition 2018, and to help  poets generally. It will encompass “Ways of Thinking about the Line in Free Verse Poetry”.

Join Nathan for an afternoon exploring the elements of free verse. He’ll introduce you to the work of some of his favourite poets and there will be the chance to generate new work of your work. We’ll also consider how the poetic line operates in free verse, examining its function as a unique delivery system of ideas, images, sound and meaning.

This workshop will offer new ways to develop your ‘line thinking’, tightening your poems into the most powerful pieces they can be.


The workshop will be held at the Eureka Centre (formerly MADE) at 102 Stawell St South, Ballarat, on Sunday the 20th of May. There are limited seats available so book early to ensure your attendant at this prestigious event facilitated by Ballarat Writers Inc.

The cost to Ballarat Writers Inc. members is $65 with concessions and membership options also available.


You can book your tickets at https://www.trybooking.com/375604


Nathan Curnow is an award-winning poet, spoken word performer and past editor of Going Down Swinging. His previous books include The Ghost Poetry Project, RADAR, The Right Wrong Notes and The Apocalypse Awards (2016). A recipient of the Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize, his work is published widely in Australia and overseas, featuring in numerous issues of Best Australian Poems (Black Inc). His poetry has been projected onto Ballarat’s Mining Exchange building for White Night, and was selected to feature on the benches of the newly constructed Little Bridge St. Pocket Park.