Time to bunker down to work on your delivery
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.
WORKING WITH WORDS: USC academic Dr Nycole Prowse hopes to inspire at ‘The Bunker’.