Bev Derewianka in Sydney: PETAA's 50th Anniversary

Conjuring poetry from language with Prof Beverly Derewianka.    To nourish the imagination, we know that children must voraciously devour good poetry. But beyond the sheer pleasure of poems, we need to remember that it is language that breathes life into poetry. So how does language transform the ordinary into the extra-ordinary? We’ll be exploring the resources that poets draw on in fabricating their poetic worlds – from figurative devices such as metaphor and imagery through to the innovative use of language and other meaning-making tools.


Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.
(Eating Poetry, Mark Strand)

In honour of PETAA's 50th anniversary, we are inviting you to join us for a celebratory networking event! 

You will be graced by the presence of Professor Beverley Derewianka, author of the renowned book A New Grammar Companion for Teachers, as she provides a  presentation Conjuring poetry from language . It is a great opportunity to enjoy a afternoon with other teachers and professionals, meet your state PETAA board members and reflect on the power of poetry.

Cost of participation: 

Member $60
Student member $60
Non-member $70


This price includes the presentation, drinks and nibbles.

If you have three teachers attending from one school , please call us for a discount.  +61 (0)2 8020 3900          1300 307 382 (from within Australia)

8/06/2022 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL 20-26 Canterbury Rd HURLSTONE PARK 2193
Online registration not available.