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20160608 - English Video Conference Series: 'Slam! The Power of Poetry' - 08 June 2016 - 9:30 - Stream 4

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English Video Conference Series: 'Slam! The Power of Poetry'


Classifications: Enabled, Events Not to be missed, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: LEAP- Links @ Macquarie University


Presenter: Dr. Sarah-Jane Burton

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Date: 08 June 2016

Start Time: 9:30

End Time: 10:20am

Duration: 35 minutes + 10 minutes question time

Closing Date: Bookings Close 8-Jun-16

Availability: DEC

DEC Positions: 20

Non-DEC Positions: 0

Price: Free

KLA Syllabus: Secondary

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KLA Keyword/s: English, Poetry, Language


Simple language can convey powerful ideas and it can change the way you see yourself and the world. While it is often identified as one of the most abstract forms of literature today, poetry has fascinated readers for generations and has a long and colourful history. Join Sarah-Jane as she introduces you to the world of poetry and shows you how this unique and special form of literature can really pack a punch.

Dr. Sarah-Jane Burton is a lecturer in Macquarie University’s English program. She completed her undergraduate degree in Communication and English before beginning her career in magazine publishing and freelance writing. In 2008 Sarah-Jane returned to academia to complete her Masters Degree and PhD in English Literature at the University of Wollongong, during which time her research was honoured with grants from international institutions including Harvard and Indiana University in the United States. Sarah-Jane teaches a wide range of English texts but her research focuses specifically on American poetry and literary collectives in the 20th Century.

Please Note: This session is aimed at stage 5 students. However, we always welcome students from other year levels if appropriate. Feel free to contact leaplinks@mq.edu.au if you have any questions or concerns.

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Additional Booking Instructions: The presentation will start promptly at 9.30am and conclude by 10.20am - There will be 35 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes for students to ask questions.

Dial in Instructions:
1. To join the Video Conference you need to dial the VMR number, which will be sent to you on registration. This will allow you to see the presenter on your television screens.

2. To access the PowerPoint presentations on your Interactive White Board you will need to log into Adobe Connect. The URL address will be sent to you on registration.

Further Information: Email enquiries to:
Casey Featon
Email: leaplinks@mq.edu.au

Note: We do NOT film, photograph or record audio of the students so you do not need permissions to publish from your schools. If you have reservations about booking online due to this, please contact us at leaplinks@mq.edu.au

Recordings of this video conference series and others will be made available online. Register your interest at leaplinks@mq.edu.au if you would like to be notified when the recordings are available.

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