‘stArts with D’ SELFIES poetry workshops show the power of words, play and trust
In 2015 Incite hosted a creative writing workshop program with 11 members of the ‘stArts with D’ Performance Ensemble coming together at the Alice Springs Residency for 5 days of creative fun with visiting poet Katie Keys.
Delving into the world of language and communication, participants explored the notion of ‘self-portrait’ and how to express ideas through the art of poetry. There was even a spontaneous song-writing session!
Through a combination of group-writing exercises, poetry worksheets, collage and recording of spoken responses, participants from Life Without Barriers, Acacia Hill School, Centralian Middle School and casa Inc created 77 poems under the title: ‘SELFIES’.
The writing and photographs taken by participants were then turned into memes, creating an exciting new way for individual to express themselves and their perceptions about themselves and of each other.
Watch the video below and get an inside look into the workshop program.