Short Stories and Poetry

The transformation of text is demanding and difficult, but it is also often a thing of beauty. General English Unit three requires students to transform a poem into a short story, which requires us to guide them through this process. Using poems as stimulus for short story is inspiring and energising and this workshop will offer practical approaches to this work, not just for teachers of Unit Three, but for teachers of writing at any level. These will be based on Robert Browning’s “Porphyria’s Lover,” Samuel Wagon Watson’s Love poem, Carol Ann Duffy’s “Little Red Cap,” Ali Alizadeh’s “My People” and Kathy Jetnil-Kijner’s “Fishbone Hair.”

Emma Monfries has been an English teacher since 2004 and secretary of Townsville Branch of ETAQ. She taught at Ryan Catholic College in Townsville for many years.

Registrations for this event will close at 10:30 on Friday 11 Feb.

Venue:ZOOM
Starting:9:00 AM
Saturday 12th February 2022
Ending:11:00 AM
Email Enquiries: adminofficer@etaq.org.au

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Essential English CIA 2023

In response to requests from members, ETAQ is organising a Community of Practice to help with preparation for the Common Internal Assessment on Saturday 18 February 2023. We are excited to announce Lisa Smith, QCAA, will be providing the keynote address which will be live-streamed. If you have some experience with this subject and the...

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 18th February 2023
Venue: St Joseph's, Nudgee College
Venue Address: 2199 Sandgate Road, BOONDALL 4034
Phone Enquiries: 0455 464 000
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


March seminar 2023

Our first major event for 2023 will be the March seminar to be held on Saturday 4 March. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge” – Albert Einstein We begin 2023’s ‘Seasons of Learning’ program with a (belated) Summer shindig. So much of the recent discour...

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Date: Saturday 4th March 2023
Venue: Iona College
Venue Address: 85 North Road, LINDUM
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Cairns High Spectacular

Catherine Hicks will deliver a presentation on Year 10 literature as an elective. This will be followed by a group of Cairns High School teachers discussing the nuances of the Year 7 curriculum.

Registrations will open in February 2023.

Category: Zoom meeting
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 18th March 2023
Venue: ZOOM


May Masterclass

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” – F. Scott Fitzgerald Autumn marks a time of transition, and we are set to embark on a critical change across Queensland with the implementation of Australian Curriculum v9.0 over the next few years. This Masterclass will help to set the agenda for this transformati...

Category: Master class
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Date: Saturday 13th May 2023
Venue: To be confirmed


State Conference 2023

State Conference in 2023 will be held on 19 August 2023.

Further details later

Category: State Conference
Start Time: 8:15 AM
Date: Saturday 19th August 2023
Venue: To be confirmed


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