I’ve run creative writing workshops (specialising in poetry) for community and arts organisations such as Roomers (St Kilda/Melbourne), Katherine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre (Perth) and Australian Poetry – both online and in the flesh. I provide exercises and experiences to prompt writing, with topics ranging from unique self-portraits, writing and the body, contemporary poetry and more…
After running a weekly Creative Writing Workshop at the Brunswick Neighbourhood House for about 3 years, I’m taking a break. The workshops are still running, under the insightful leadership of Alana Kelsall – more information here – http://www.bnhc.vic.edu.au/
Mentoring & Manuscript Assessment
I’ve also been mentoring new and emerging poets. I offer detailed and tailored feedback on individual poems and on manuscripts. Depending on what you’re after, I’m also able to develop a tailored program of reading recommendations, writing exercises and suggestions of where to submit poems. Rates are modest, and can be hourly or based on a set project.
Sharing poetry is so intimate, especially first clumsy attempts… Thank you for being such a sensitive and skilled mentor and poet. Your intuitive, gentle encouragement have seen me and my poetry bloom…
– Tash Adams
Andy’s generosity established connection and trust. Feedback spanned the grammatical to the conceptual including many elements and distinctions of poetry which were new to me. Being privy to his feedback to others greatly enhanced my understanding…
– Anon., Workshop Participant
I’ve attended Andy’s writing and poetry workshops for the past two years and have been informally mentored on fund writing and manuscript preparation. I admire Andy’s work greatly and have gained a distinct maturity in my own writing which I attribute to his supportive and innovative approach to the art of writing.
– Annerliegh Grace McCall
I’m currently a PhD candidate, so I don’t have much space to run workshops or be engaged in mentoring, unfortunately. However, if you’re interested in either, please contact me through this site; we might be able to work something out!