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Speaking Our Souls
Workshops

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I’m deeply passionate about sharing my love of poetry and run workshops for people of all backgrounds, abilities and ages – from young adults to seniors. 

Times are challenging, complex, beautiful and bewildering. Now, more than ever, we need the connection and healing that comes from expressing ourselves. And poetry has the power to take what’s inside of us and give voice to our unique expression in a way that no other art form can! 

I have seen firsthand the alchemy that occurs when humans share their innermost experiences with one another, and the profound joy and healing that comes from tapping into their poetic voice and letting it flow.

I’ve worked with: 

  • Womens Health Statewide
  • Australian Poetry Centre
  • Independent Education Union of Australia
  • Writers Victoria
  • Latrobe City Council
  • Hume City Council
  • Voices on the Coast Youth Literature Festival
  • Footscray Community Arts Centre
  • No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability,
  • St John’s Grammar School
  • YWCA
  • Mental Health Coalition SA

Available workshops
I offer 2-3 hour workshops, full days, or 4/5 week courses.

Unleashing Your Poetic Voice

 

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 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 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! 

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 

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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