Deborah Emmanuel

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is a Singaporean poet, performer, and multiple TEDx speaker. As a slam poet she has featured at festivals like the Barcelona International Poetry Festival, the Makassar International Writers Festival and the Queensland Poetry Festival and won competitions in Singapore, Germany and Australia. Her work has featured in places like Bali, Berlin, London, New York City and Kathmandu, and she has toured alongside people like Anthony Anaxagorou and Sarah Kay.

Deborah’s first collection, ‘When I Giggle In My Sleep’, was published by Red Wheelbarrow Books in early 2015. Her creative non-fiction work ‘Rebel Rites’ was self-published in 2016. When not making poems, she can be found making music with Wobology, Mantravine, The Ditha Project, and Kiat, acting on stage and facilitating workshops. Her most recent work experiments with moving poetry into the physical body and the practice of intuitive illustration.

Deborah will be featuring at the APS NSW Finals and at the event, Leaving Home, Coming Home.

Join Deborah at Alien Flower in Fundamentalist Fields.