"I loved your sense of humour and that ever present sense of humbleness that often comes with great artists and brilliant teachers. Thank you for sharing your gift."

Caroline Reid has been an educator for over twenty years, bringing a wealth of experience and skill to each workshop she presents. She has an encouraging, enthusiastic and personable teaching style, builds trust with humour and pathos, and provides a safe space for creative experimentation.

She taught the monthly creative writing workshops at Mockingbird Lounge for five years and was an  arts support worker at Tutti Arts Inc, facilitating weekly performance and creative writing workshops for artists with disabilities. 

Caroline has also facilitated performance and writing workshops for community groups, arts organisations, schools and universities including Adelaide University, Birdwood High School, Cyril Jackson Senior Campus, Mid-Murray Suicide Prevention Network, DADAA, No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability & Urban Myth Theatre.

She has worked one-on-one with new and emerging artists and established performers. Mostly recently, she mentored emerging poet Manuela Akot, supported by the Carclew Fellowship Program


In 2023 I am offering 2 types of workshops:

An Introduction to Poetry for New & Emerging Writers 

During 8 sessions you will be guided in the basics of writing a poem. This short course covers the fundamentals including the five Ws, sensory observation, making the abstract concrete, metaphor, re-writing and editing. Includes suggested reading and practical writing exercises.  

Suitable for: One-On-One Mentorships or Small Groups 

Delivery: In Real Life or On-line 

Contact Time: 16 hours (8 x 2 hour sessions delivered fortnightly)

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The Writing Place - An Introduction to Life Writing:

The Writing Place is a series of 3 creative writing workshops open to new and emerging writers. During the sessions you'll be guided in some of the core elements of creative non-fiction writing including why we write, sensory observation, writing from a treasured object or article of clothing, creating believable characters, setting and dialogue. Includes a small amount of reading and a lot of practical writing exercises. You don't need to prepare anything. The Writing Place is where the writing happens. Just bring along your preferred writing materials, an object & a piece of clothing and you're good to go.

Suitable for: Small groups – for those who have never written, who write in secret, or simply want to creatively explore family or personal history through storytelling and words. 

Delivery: In Real Life

Contact Time: 9 hours (3 x 3 hour sessions delivered fortnightly or monthly)

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"Thank you for the Life Writing Workshops. I absolutely loved every minute of them, the way you generously presented so much new learning material in a calm voice, while keeping the program running on track to ensure everyone had a chance to participate."