In preparation for National Young Writers’ Month (June), I’m running two Young Writers’ Workshops in WA. They’re aimed at anyone aged 12-25 who’s interested in writing and wants to kick-start their writing projects.

The first workshop is in Bunbury (eeyeah BunVegas!). Deets:

WHEN: 5pm, Monday 16 May

WHERE: Bunbury City Library’s Activity Room

HOW MUCH: Nada. It’s free.

The second workshop is in Perth (woo Perth!).

WHEN: 5pm, Friday 27 May

WHERE: Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Writers Centre, 11 Old York Road, Greenmount WA

Places in each workshop are limited, so if you want to come along, pop a comment down below and I’ll get back to you.

Huzzah!

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Spent last night putting the finishing touches on a new hip hop poem I’ve written – I felt very inspired after interviewing DVS the other day. It’s always energising to talk to someone who lives, eats and breathes writing like that dude. (The interview will be going up on the NYWM blog next month.)

Although I will never be gangsta and I generally abhor thuggery, I also spent about an hour browsing on ThugFashion.com. I may have purchased a few items. I can only hope that I wasn’t funding some kind of gang violence. (I assume that the website’s thuggery is as real as their ‘fake gold’ grillz.)

I do love me a bit of rap, and I find that writing in a hip hop style helps me find a rhythm in my poetry that I never managed to find while ‘counting feet’ in English tutorials. It’s also super fun to sling on my shiny golden jacket.

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