Join our exclusive workshops with Manal Younus

Join our Poetry Takeover Ambassador Manal Younus for a small-group online poetry workshop session for students in years 4-9. Join from the comfort of your own home on Saturday 15 May. Places are limited, so click here to book now!

Think about why your item is important and why you want to talk about it.

Manal Younus


Manal’s workshop will lead participants through an exploration of language, imagery and emotion to get their creative energies flowing. Using conversation, story and various interactive methods, Manal will create a shared learning experience that draws on and adds to the knowledge of participants in the room. The only tools needed are an open mind and imagination.

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We’re delighted to announce Manal Younus as our 2021 Poetry Takeover Ambassador. Manal is a poet and storyteller whose writing and performances have been enjoyed by audiences across South Australia, the nation and the world.

A few words from Manal
A few words from Manal

History is what brought us here. History is what we are creating every day. But how often do we really engage with history? With where we are. The beautiful and the horrible elements of our past. The objects that symbolise a different age, a different page, the many stages of who we’ve been?

It’s our time to talk back to history. To respond in our own words to the walls of the museums. To be inspired and inspire how the future views the past through the eyes of our present.

What better way than through poetry.

History Trust of South Australia invites all South Australian school students to enter a piece of poetry responding to elements in the museum, or to the museum itself into the Poetry Takeover at the annual History Festival.

You’ll have the opportunity to attend one of my workshops to get the creative ideas flowing. Entries will close at the end of May and the winner will be announced in June.

Seek knowledge and tell stories.
(Author photo by Edel Garipov)