Poetry Masterclass with Judith Beveridge


(HWC members’ price. Non-member price available in October if bookings are available.)

Poetry Masterclass with Judith Beveridge

Limited Bookings

Saturday 26th October

9:30am – 12:30pm

This poetry workshop will explore how to get emotions into poetry, how to use sound to enhance meaning and to generate ideas, how to use line breaks and compose by the line to enhance cadence and rhythm. Class members will be introduced to a range of different poets and will take away with them a strong sense of the discipline and craft that goes into poetry writing.

Location: 8th floor, NeW Space, University of Newcastle

Then join us next door from 2pm to celebrate the

2019 Newcastle Poetry Prize ceremony

$82.50 ($75  plus $7.50 GST)  HWC members’ price. Non-member price available in October if bookings are available.


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Born in England, poet Judith Beveridge moved with her family to Australia in 1960 and earned a BA at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Beveridge’s poems model the interaction of spirituality, the natural world, and selfhood. She is the author of poetry collections that include The Domesticity of Giraffes (1987); Accidental Grace (1996), which won the Wesley Michel Wright Award; Wolf Notes (2003), which won the Judith Wright Calanthe Award and the Victorian Premier’s Award; and Storm and Honey (2009). Beveridge edited The Best Australian Poetry 2006 and co-edited, with Jill Jones and Louise Wakeling, A Parachute of Blue: First Choice of Australian Poets (1995).

Beveridge’s additional honors include the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal, the Dame Mary Gilmore Award, the New South Wales Premier’s Award, and the Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize as well as having several poems published over the years in the Newcastle Poetry Prize. Judith served as poetry editor of the literary magazine Meanjin and has taught at Newcastle and Sydney Universities.

Read sample works by Judith Beveridge here