Virtual 2 Actual Performance Poetry

Wynn Beard.

Southern Tablelands Arts and Eastern Riverina Arts are offering young poets an opportunity to be part of the Virtual to Actual Performance Poetry project.

If you are 13-18 years old and living within the Southern Tablelands Region, which includes Hilltops, or the Eastern Riverina Region you can sign up to join local performance poets Wynn Beard (Southern Highlands) or Jackie Okot (Eastern Riverina) and other like-minded people your age for a series of online weekly ZOOM poetry sessions.

The ZOOM workshops are free and will provide a chance to work on your writing, performance techniques and develop live and online poetry events such as poetry slams and open mic sessions.

The workshops start in late October and go for 7 weekly sessions. A second term of workshops will be offered in term early 2021, when hopefully there will be some element of face to face workshop possible.

Each young poet will be supported to attend the writer’s festival in their region, Jugiong Writers Festival or Southern Highlands Writers Festival to watch their mentors perform live.

Once you sign up, you will receive the ZOOM link for the workshops, as well as a poet’s pack with t-shirt.

Virtual to Actual Performance Poetry is possible through a partnership between Southern Tablelands Art, Eastern Riverina Arts, Jugiong Writers Festival and Southern Highlands Writers Festival. The project connects performance poets and young people through online workshops and performance opportunities.

For more information and to secure your place, go to and look for Virtual 2 Actual under the kids or project tab.

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