Image courtesy Kate Larsen. 

Sunday 22 September 2019, 12 – 5 pm

Poetry-athon: 12 – 4 pm
Micro-Poetry Slam: 4 – 5 pm

Pricing: Free entry

Location: Minor Works Building, 22 Stamford Court, Adelaide, SA 5000

Presenter: Kate Larsen

Over the past eight months, ART WORKS writer in residence Kate Larsen has been using the Minor Works Building, its residents, and the surrounding community as inspiration for a series of short social-media poems.

Join Kate in a community poetry-athon to mark the end of her residency (from 12-4pm on Sunday 22 September), as she attempts to cover the walls of the Minor Works Building with poetry in the space of one afternoon.

The poetry-athon will be followed by an ART WORKS residency sharing and micro-poetry slam (from 4-5pm), where you can sign up to share your own short pieces of #AdelaidePoetry in one of the sixty-second slots.

ART WORKS is a program of residencies and creative workshops designed to provide a city-based platform for artists to pursue new ways of working and engaging with audiences. This initiative is delivered by Guildhouse in partnership with the City of Adelaide at the Minor Works Building.

Kate Larsen. Image courtesy the writer.

Kate Larsen

Kate Larsen is an Adelaide writer, arts manager and non-profit/cultural consultant. Her alter ego Katie Keys has written and posted a daily poem on Twitter or Instagram for nearly a decade. Her work has been published or commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne, the Australia Council, Kill Your Darlings, Overland Journal, and anthologies, magazines and blogs in Australia, Singapore and the UK.

Kate is the 2019 ART WORKS writer in residence at Adelaide’s Minor Works Building, an initiative of the City of Adelaide delivered by Guildhouse.


This workshop is part of the ART WORKS program, an initiative delivered by Guildhouse in partnership with the City of Adelaide at the Minor Works Building.

The Minor Works Building is located just off Stamford Court between Sturt Street and Wright Street and sits within the Ergo Apartments development. The two-storey building is owned by City of Adelaide and was originally part of the Council’s old Sturt Street Depot, a warehouse built for the City Engineer’s Department in 1939.

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