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John Englezos is a freelance photographer, spoken word poet and Melbourne's 2015 Poetry Slam Champion. His work has been described as “Pixar in poetry” with his first book “If The World Were Upside Down" centring around notions of Hope, Identity, and Wonder.  


He was on the first team to represent Australia at the National Poetry Slam Championships in Denver, Colorado USA in 2017.  


John has been a presenter, speaker, coach and host for TedX, runs workshops and one-on-one sessions around poetry and performance, is an uncle to five amazing kids and a brother to many.



Poetry - pm

Writing and sharing poetry can be a daunting process… but it doesn't have to be. During these sessions, John simplifies the creative process and prepares poets and storytellers for the journey of bringing their words into the world.

Join John in this elective to:
- learn helpful tools in crafting your writing
- overcome "writer's block" and "stage fright" with easy-to-apply techniques
- understand the importance of telling your own story
- as well as write and share some wonderful personal work.  

Geared towards anyone starting their journey of writing, as well as experienced poets, speakers and performers seeking a refresher on essential skills.  

No prior training, writing, or performance experience necessary.

Max & min numbers apply, make sure you indicate a second choice for afternoon elective when registering in case your first choice is unavailable

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