Start to Write: Poetry

w/ Omar Sakr

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.

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

3 evenings, 6.30-8.30pm AEDT

$ 195/$ 165.75 alumni


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.


Writers you'll be working with:

Omar Sakr

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 Premier’s Literary Awards…

Course outline

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

Praise for this course

This is a new course and your chance to be the first to tell us how it worked for you.

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