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Online - Performance and Q&A (50 minutes)
Using Zoom, Luka will work with your students to generate a poem each based on one of his workshop frameworks of your choice. Schools or staff members facilitating this booking must sign up and create an account with Zoom to join a conferencing video call.
Online - ‘May Your Pen Grace The Page’ in conversation (50 minutes)
Using Zoom, Luka will talk about the meaning behind his poem which has been placed on the year 12 HSC reading list: May Your Pen Grace The Page. Luka will talk about his process in writing the poem itself, give the group some pointers on how to write something similar and answer any questions regarding the work itself, Luka’s career or creative process. Schools or staff members facilitating this booking must sign up and create an account with Zoom to join a conferencing video call.
Online - 'Building Resilience: A Poet's Guide’ poetic keynote speech (50 minutes)
Using Zoom, Luka will challenge your students to think outside the box, question the status quo, and set them on the path to peak resilience, helping their voice be heard in our chaotic world. Schools or staff members facilitating this booking must sign up and create an account with Zoom to join a conferencing video call.
Online - 'Diaspora' poetry workshop for up to 30 students (60 minutes)
A look into the journeys of displacement shared by so many of us in today's world. What is home? How does one find their 'place in the world'? Using Zoom, these questions are encountered in this workshop process. Schools or staff members facilitating this booking must sign up and create an account with Zoom to join a conferencing video call.
Online - 'Make Your Myth' poetry workshop for up to 30 students (60 minutes)
Using Zoom, Luka dives into Greek Mythology and the art of myth-making. A chance to rebuild your creation story from the ground up and redesign your personal history with nothing but the limits of your own imagination. Step into the hero's journey. Schools or staff members facilitating this booking must sign up and create an account with Zoom to join a conferencing video call.
Online - 'Portrait Poem' poetry workshop for up to 30 students (60 minutes)
Using Zoom, this workshop is based on Luka Lesson's 'Yiayia' poem about his grandmother, as well as his 'Macquarie' libretto about Governor Lachlan Macquarie. Writers are asked to either research a public figure, or record facts and quotes from a family member, before being lead through the creation of a poem based around their life story. Schools or staff members facilitating this booking must sign up and create an account with Zoom to join a conferencing video call.
Online - 'The 10 Line Formula' poetry workshop for up to 30 students (60 minutes)
Using Zoom, Luka will provide ten prompts - one for each line - and in the end the writer discovers that to let go of control can be the most powerful way to write. Sometimes, we need to get ourselves out of the way, to create the truest forms of expression. Schools or staff members facilitating this booking must sign up and create an account with Zoom to join a conferencing video call.
Online - 'Social Issues Poetry' poetry workshop for up to 30 students (60 minutes)
Using Zoom, writers are invited to discuss the power of art and poetry for social change before being lead through a process of choosing, researching and writing a poem based around a social issue. Both powerful facts and statistics are combined with metaphor, simile and other poetic devices to create an educational and emotionally engaging piece. Schools or staff members facilitating this booking must sign up and create an account with Zoom to join a conferencing video call.
Online - 'Stream of Consciousness' poetry workshop for up to 30 students (60 minutes)
Writers are lead through a series of long form writing processes with the aim to create as much text as possible. They are then assisted in approaching the writing with an editor's eye and are able to create a poem with what has already been written. This releases need for 'perfection' from the outset and helps the writer to realise that sometimes our best work happens when least expected.
Online - 'Found Hybrid Poetry' poetry workshop for up to 30 students (60 minutes)
Using Zoom, writers are invited to take words from other books, magazine or songs, before being lead through a process of incorporating those 'found' passages with their own writing. In this way they create something of a collage of words. Schools or staff members facilitating this booking must sign up and create an account with Zoom to join a conferencing video call.
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