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My workshops & courses

Poetry is a language unlike any other…

It cuts through small talk and gets straight to the heart of human experience. And, as it turns out, when we share our own fabulous, fractured and fierce
selves in all our glory, we find that others are experiencing the exact same thing. It becomes the human experience, not my experience.
I’ve performed my poetry at festivals and events across Australia, have a published poetry collection, have run countless workshops, and connected with thousands of humans on a truly intimate level. All because of the power of poetry.

Join me for my

Are you ready to tap into the incredible poetic worlds inside of you, uncover your radiant tender heart and connect with others in a safe, supportive and inspiring environment?

On the Healing Heart Poetry weekend we will…

Create amazing new poetry

Living with obsessive  compulsive disorder, my inner world can be acutely challenging at times. I’ve discovered through years of my own poetic practice that writing poetry can be a profoundly helpful tool for getting in touch with my experience and allowing it to move through me. The alchemy of taking what’s going on for me and channeling it into poetry is deeply healing. On this weekend…

  • I’ll share my process with you
  • offer potent poetry prompts and guided exercises that will get you in touch with your hearts expression and inspire your words to flow freely
  • invite invigorating, nurturing and healing group discussions
  • you’ll walk away with beautiful new poetry, brimming with fresh ideas and more connected


Gain confidence performing our poetry and sharing our expression with others

Through poetry I found a way to harness my unique voice and communicate my inner world with others. When we share our unique perspectives and voices with each other, something magical happens. Yay! We will..

  • share our work in a supportive and nurturing space
  • explore our own unique presence within a group
  • explore and play with our unique voice and use of language
  • Develop a fearlessness and dare to go where we have not gone before
  • Connect with each others experiences, and walk away with the profound sense of what our own unique heart has to offer


Become part of a community

When we come together to share our poetry and bounce our hearts and minds off one another, not only does it ignite our creativity and we generate stuff we never would have on our own, but it also gives us a sense of being  part of something larger. We feel held, inspired, expanded, seen. In this 2 day course we’ll build our own little community. We’ll exchange ideas, inspire each other, discuss our blocks, our process, our struggles and have FUN!

8 spots available to ensure participants receive the maximum benefit. Don’t miss out!

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

When and where is it?
January 2023. Stay tuned for the exact dates! at Oktopia , 754R High St, Thornbury VIC  (Venue is fully accessible)

Price: $160 concession, $220 full

EARLY BIRD PRICE! The early bird price of $200 is available until November 14.

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.

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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
 

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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