With five years experience performing poetry both nationally and internationally, and two spoken word albums, Rhys has a wealth of experience in performance poetry and creative writing. If you are interested in a workshop at your school, library, community centre, arts festival, living room, bookstore, etc, please contact – Rhys.Rodgers@gmail.com
[[School aged humans]]
Making Friends – how to build meaningful relationships with your imaginary friend.
This workshop is a playful exploration of character development for creative writing. Each participant is guided through a process of developing their personal imaginary friend through several easy and exciting character development exercises. By the end each participant will have a new best friend and the ability to develop their own exciting character driven narratives. *Appropriate for grade 5 – 8, but can be adapted into a more serious format for older students.
How to write terrible poetry
We all know poetry is booooooring, right? When rhys was in school he hated poetry too. This workshop is designed for those creative genius’ who enjoy breaking the rules of writing. We start with a group discussion on the things we hate most about poetry, which leads into identifying the “rules” of poetry and how fun it is to break them and when its good to follow them. The workshop is broken into an easy to follow point by point format with individual and group activities. * Adaptable for both primary and secondary aged children.
[[non-school aged humans (grown ups)]]
Poetry for performance – Creative masterclass.
This workshop is for adults who are looking to transition their writing practise from page to stage, or poets who are looking to refine their performance technique. Participants are guided through the creative process from concept development to writing, editing, and performance.Come prepared to explore poetic elements such as pace, rhythm, rhyme, pronunciation, emphasis, volume and more. Learn helpful tips for projecting the voice and memorising lines.
[[Humans with learning disabilities]]
Rhys is currently undertaking work experience facilitating creative workshops with Footscray Community Art Centre. More information to come soon.