Poet in Residence - Deb Stewart

City Library

Library poet in residence

Join Poet in Residence Deb Stewart to explore your connections to the city of Adelaide through poetry.

Capture your memories and reflections, with an emphasis on human interaction with city buildings, spaces and landmarks. Together we will create collaborative and individual poems that map the ‘human city’ and discover what Adelaide means to us.
Join her for a special spoken word performance Friday 20 March.

Workshop 1 - For the Love of Adelaide
Friday 14 February 5:30 pm

In this workshop you'll engage in some writing exercises and reflections. Write a love letter to a city street, space or landmark and work on personification as you create and develop your poetry.

Workshop 2 - Collaboration and the Editing Process
Saturday 22 February 2:30 pm
In this workshop you'll engage in writing exercises and collaboration. Write together with workshop attendees to develop a magical poetry piece, and work on editing your work.

Workshop 3 - Leap into Media and Music
Saturday 29 February 1:30 pm
In this workshop you'll work from photos and news clippings as prompts for creative writing, and learn more about Creative Commons music resources to pair with your spoken word pieces.

Performance - Poetry in the Library
Friday 20 March 6:30 pm
Hear words and stories captured during recent poetry workshops 'Adelaide - mapping the human city' performed by Deb and the community. Come along and explore connections made with the buildings, spaces, and landmarks of the city of Adelaide.

Places are limited so books are required for all workshops. Reserve your place now.

Contact Details

City Library

8203 7990

[email protected]


City Library

Level 3, Rundle Place, Rundle Mall
Adelaide SA 5000

8203 7990


Workshops at various times throughout February.

Spoken word performance Friday 20 March.




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