Year 9 HDS were fortunate to attend a poetry workshop with Liz Breslin in Cromwell last week. Liz’s speciality is assisting people (boys) who think poetry is “that lame embarassing rhyming thing” to create some words they are proud of. During the workshop Liz performed some of her poems and helped students to think about what poetry is,is not and where they stand as a poet. Students were given a variety of creative writing exercises to work on and will be writing a selection of poetry to enter into the NZ International poetry competition at the end of this month. Liz is a local poet and playwright who recently performed at the Outspoken poetry festival in Wanaka with m Hunt and Sue Wootton.