The Mission: Australian Poetry in Schools

How the forum went:

The Mission: Australian Poetry in Schools

This was a panel and discussion session on fostering contemporary Australian poetry in schools. Is Australian poetry under-represented in school settings? What are the challenges to improved access and better teaching of poetry? This session, at the National Poetry Festival, included perspectives from academics, poets, teachers and publishers and aimed at practical strategies for future improvement.

The speakers are listed below. Papers from the forum will be published in the first issue of FIVE BELLS early in 2006.

Chair: Warrick Wynne

1. The Mission: Lorraine Gillespie

2. The Publishers Perspective: Ron Pretty

3. A Poet’s Viewpoint – Brook Emery

4. What schools need: Warrick Wynne

5. A Student Perspective – Jessica Chang

6. Life After School: Teaching Poetry to adults: Lyn Hatherly

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s