Who'll Come A-Waltzing? - Australian Poetry In Focus WEA Sydney

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The Australian poetic voice is vibrant, entertaining, moving and memorable. There is so much about Australia, the land and its people, embedded in its poetry. Each unit of this course will explore poetic forms as they address what it means to be Australian and how our great land informs our identity. Meet our great poets and our obscure poets and learn about our rich plethora of truly memorable poetry.

This is a Discussion Group course, if you aren’t already part of a group please see ‘Getting Started’ below.



Course Author: Christine Gietz

Course Code: D226

Supplied Material: Course Booklet

Units & Pricing: 6 units / $78 per person



Start your Group: Anyone can start a Discussion Group – seek out some like-minded friends or put up a notice in your local library, bookshop or workplace. Please note a minimum of 6 people is required to start a new discussion group.

Arrange the Meetings: New groups need to decide where and when to meet, and for how long – whatever best suits members' particular situations.

Run your Group: Choose a secretary to liaise with WEA and your tutor, a Discussion Leader to chair meetings, a reporter to take discussion notes to send to your tutor, and maybe a librarian to look after the books.

Start the Course: Contact WEA Sydney to enrol. Bookings can be made for one year, divided into two terms – Term 1 commences in February, Term 2 in July (Groups may make forward bookings for popular choices). Please indicate in what order your Group wishes to study the courses, if more than one course is booked.