VENUE: ALIVE NATIONAL CENTRE – 153 Barry Street, Carlton
Mad Poetry Rooms @ ALIVE
For World Mental Health Day in collaboration with the Big Anxiety festival, the ALIVE National Centre for Mental Health Research Translation and the Lived-Experience Research Collective will host Mad Poetry creative workshops during the day, and live readings from 5pm. A special Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander poetry workshop will also be held on the day.
Creative workshops from 11-1pm | 2-4pm
Live Poetry Readings 5pm-8pm (in the park outside the Centre weather permitting)
Tim Heffernan, Poet, Peer Support Worker and Deputy Commissioner, Mental Health Commission of New South Wales; and Alise Blayney, poet and peer educator. Tim and Alise are co-editors of Verity La’s, ‘Clozapine Clinic – The Frater Project.’ They also established Mad Poetry as part of the 2016 Wollongong Writers Festival.