Time to bunker down to work on your de­liv­ery

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE -

WORDSMITHS want­ing to share their sto­ries through po­etry and per­for­mance have the chance to fine­tune their skills.

The Bunker is a spo­ken word pro­gram run by the Univer­sity of the Sun­shine Coast as part of Sun­shine Coast Coun­cil’s 2018 Hori­zon Fes­ti­val.

Work­shops will be held in the lead-up to the fes­ti­val to help com­peti­tors pre­pare for heats and fi­nals, which are part of the fes­ti­val.

The first work­shop will be held from 2-4pm on Au­gust 11 and pre­sented by USC aca­demics Ny­cole Prowse and Robin Arch­bold.

Dr Prowse, who is also the di­rec­tor of Pe­riph­eral Arts, which col­lab­o­rated with Writ­ers Repub­lic to or­gan­ise the event, said the USC work­shop would be free to those reg­is­tered for the com­pe­ti­tion heats.

“The Bunker pro­gram has been in the mak­ing for quite a few years and we’re re­ally proud to have cre­ated this all-in­clu­sive en­vi­ron­ment for emerg­ing sto­ry­tellers and po­ets,” she said.

“It’s open to all cre­ative folk and we’re hop­ing we can fill the USC Gallery with 50 peo­ple. This is about feel­ing em­pow­ered and con­nected to oth­ers.”

Hori­zon fes­ti­val di­rec­tor Zo­har Spatz said the work­shops would en­able peo­ple to cel­e­brate their sto­ries, and meet renowned artists.

The pro­gram in­cludes a fur­ther work­shop in late Au­gust and com­pe­ti­tion heats and fi­nals dur­ing the Hori­zon Fes­ti­val from Au­gust 24 to Septem­ber 2.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit hori­zon­fes­ti­val.com.au.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

WORK­ING WITH WORDS: USC aca­demic Dr Ny­cole Prowse hopes to in­spire at ‘The Bunker’.

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