Start to Write: Poetry - with Omar SakrPatti

Tuesday 17 November, Wednesday 18 November and Thursday 19 November, 2020

3 evenings, 6.30-8.30pm

Course fee: $ 195/$ 165.75 alumni


Are you starting to explore writing poems? If you're thinking about poetry, this is the place to start generating ideas and thinking about form.

Start to Write is the writing series at the Faber Writing Academy designed to kick-start your writing life.

Over three nights, you'll get the hands-on teaching you need to start writing from acclaimed tutor and poet Omar Sakr.

  • Discover the tools you need to start writing.
  • Overcome common problems shared by emerging writers.
  • Understand the fundamentals of writing poetry.

About the Tutor

Omar Sakr is an Arab-Australian poet, born of Lebanese and Turkish Muslim migrants. His debut collection, These Wild Houses (Cordite Books, 2017) was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize, and the Judith Wright Calanthe Award. His new collection, The Lost Arabs (University of Queensland Press, 2019), was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards, the NSW Premierís Literary Awards (2020), the John Bray Poetry Award (2020), and the Colin Roderick Award (2020). In 2019 he received the Edward Stanley Award for Poetry, and in 2020 he won the Woollahra Digital Literary Prize for Poetry.

N.B. You will be charged a booking fee of 50 cents ($0.50).

If you have done a course with us before, you qualify for our alumni discount so add your promotional code at the checkout to receive 15% off the full price, or ring us if you do not know the code on 02 8425 0171.

For further information contact Faber Writing Academy:
Email us at: or phone (02) 8425 0171.

Please note in the event of unforeseen circumstances, courses - including tutors and venues - may be subject to cancellation or change.