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Poetry is not just poetry. It is a way of seeing the world. It is a way of connecting with ourselves and others. And it can bring about profound healing. I’m deeply passionate about sharing my love of poetry and run workshops and courses for people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities.

Come to my latest course!

Are you ready to unleash your unique poetic voice in a safe supportive space filled with stimulation, inspiration and profound connection?

Critically acclaimed poet and performer Amy Bodossian leads a 4-week poetic journey where you will revel in the healing power of poetry with like-minded humans. It’s time to let go, write, share, learn, grow and have loads of fun along the way!

Let’s brush off the cobwebs of 2020 and dive into the exhilarating oceans of poetry!

This course has a limit of 8 spots available to ensure participants receive the maximum benefit. This will fill quickly, so don’t miss out.

Who is this for? Anyone who wishes to explore their creative expression and poetic voice. Whether you write/perform poetry a lot, dabble, or you’re curious and looking for a new outlet, this course is for you.

What to expect?  Through the use of prompts, exercises, guided discussions, writing time and sharing our work with the group, we will:
 
  • explore ourselves through the healing power of poetry
  • uncover blockages
  • discover tools that help us tap into inspiration and write more often
  • write exciting new poetry
  • learn how to hone and craft our poetry, getting us to the heart of ourselves and what we want to express
  • Gain confidence in owning our voice and reading/performing
  • walk away with new poems that we love, either fully formed, or well on the way
 

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE! DON’T MISS OUT!

When and where is it?  6:00 –8:30 pm Thursday evenings, July 8, 15, 22, 29 @ Siteworks, 33 Saxon St, Brunswick (Venue is fully accessible)

Price: $225 conc, $275 full

EARLY BIRD PRICE! The early bird price of $225 is available until June 24th.

If you are experiencing financial hardship, please get in touch. I’d love to have you. 🙂

Participants over 17 only. All genders welcome. This is an LGBTQI+ friendly space.

I respectfully acknowledge that this course is being held on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. I extend my deepest respects to their elders past, present and emerging. This always was and always will be Aboriginal land.

Testimonials

Amy is adaptable, approachable, empathetic, and more than a bit quirky! She facilitates with sensitivity and respect, creating a safe space for participants to unleash their creative voice. We loved her so much we’re having her back in 2021! ” 

– SARAH NATALI, DIRECTOR ‘ART IS… FESTIVAL’ 
 

Amy’s workshops are as effervescent and enriching as her poetry. She holds a safe, nurturing space in which to blossom, and offers tools and guidance that I never would have thought of otherwise. I will go to every workshop of hers that I can.” 

– ANDI STEWART, AUSTRALIAN POETRY SLAM NATIONAL 2ND PLACE CHAMPION

 

Having experienced the magic Amy brings to performance inspired me to attend a workshop. It was an experience like no other – an energised, dynamic Amy baring her soul and allowing us to do the same. Her talent is immense and her raw, honest approach to storytelling continues to inspire. Highly recommended.

– MARY CHYDIRIOTIS, PUBLISHED POET 

More workshops

Unleashing Your Poetic Voice

2/3 hr or full day workshop

A workshop designed to crack us open and get to the heart of our poetic voice.

Write some exciting new poetry and share it in a safe and welcoming space where your unique creativity is not only supported but passionately encouraged. 

For all levels of experience.

You’ll learn

  • How to switch off the critic, tap into inspiration and write more often
  • How to structure, edit, shape a poem – what to focus on, what to leave out
  • How to drill down to the heart of what you are wanting to express in a poem
  • How to be proud of and embrace the quirks that make your poetry unique 
  • How to get more comfortable sharing our work and exposing our vulnerability when sharing our words with others
 

EmBODYing your words

2/3 hr or full day workshop

 

A workshop for poets and writers who want to PERFORM their words!

You’ll learn

  • How to be proud of and embrace the quirks that make your poetry and  performance unique and present that to an audience
  • How to get more comfortable sharing our work and exposing our vulnerability when sharing our words with an audience
  • Acting techniques for performing our poetry – how to imbue the words with authenticity and magnetism. How to truly let yourself be seen. It’s all about connection!

Unleashing and embodying your poetic voice 2 day or 4/5 week course

2 day or 4/5 week courses that combine both the writing and performing elements. Juicy and jam packed with all the delicious tools outlined above!

Enquire about a workshop for your organisation today! 

About Amy

Critically acclaimed spoken word artist, published poet and cabaret legend Amy Bodossian is an eccentric and unforgettable performer who’s been captivating audiences for over 15 years with her uniquely wacky, whimsical, heart wrenching and hilarious performances.

She’s appeared on ABC’s Spicks and Specks and Please Like Me, performed at major festivals across Australia, headlined all of Melbourne’s top poetry events, been nominated for a Green Room Award and won the 2017 MSW Convenor’s Choice Award. 

Contact me to enquire about workshops at your organisation today!
 

Amy’s workshops reach into the shimmering light of language, a light she helps foster in each participant. Highly recommend attending if you have the chance.” 

– SCOTT-PATRICK MITCHELL, SPOKEN WORD PERFORMER AND PUBLISHED POET 

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