Roxanne Bodsworth Coming Home: Poetry Writing Workshop

Date: Friday 12 May

Time: 10.00 – 12.30pm

Cost:  $50/$40 Health Care Card

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Workshop Description

It took Odysseus ten years to find his way home from the Trojan War where Penelope waited for him on the island she had never left since their marriage.

Everybody has a very different experience of home.  Some live in the same place for most of their life, others are nomadic and carry their home with them.

Some live in exile longing for what may exist only in memory, others stay to defend a building, a land, an idea.

Home is a powerful concept in the imagination and one which we will explore in this half-day workshop with author and poet, Roxanne Bodsworth.

You’re invited to come on this journey, carrying nothing but tools for writing and any mementoes that fit in your carry-bag.

Let’s see where the storytelling takes us.

Participants to bring a notepad and pen.

Artist Bio

Roxanne Bodsworth is a poet, celebrant, and farmer living on Bpangerang country. She achieved her Ph.D. at Victoria University in 2021 with a feminist reconstruction of Irish mythology. Her poetry has been published in several journals under the pen name of ‘Therese,’ including Meniscus, The Incompleteness Book IILockdown Poetry, Poetrix, SideWAlk, Spindrift, Hobo, Tamba, and Offset. In 2020, she was a finalist in the Victorian Poetry Slam. Her second verse novel, Unforgiven, was released in February 2022She is widely published in various genres, including reviews for Cordite and The Australasian Journal of Irish Studies.