Young poets spit with eloquence and wit representing their communities in an explosive showcase of spoken-word and hip hop. Each poet gets 3 minutes to shine. With a prize pool of $3000!
Love language? Listen up!
12 poets perform in their native language and share a 3 minute window into:
Who they are?
Where they're going?
What they believe in?
Listen as Multilingual writers perform poetry, share stories, croon lyrics, or monologue ideas about identity, culture and community…in their own language!
Whether you’re a proud performer or cheering crowd, join the diverse conversation.
This unique multilingual literary event is a proud part of the Living in Harmony Festival.
Hosted by the inimitable Sunil Badami, with exciting feature guests including 2016 Multilingual Poetry Slam Champion, Bhupen Thakker!
Translations provided. Sign up to perform via the ticketing link.
Supported by City of Sydney and Arts NSW.
Word Travels is proud to partner with Queer Screen's Mardi Gras Film Festival to present The Revival: Women and the Word.
Feb 24 @ Casula Powerhouse, 7:30pm
Feb 27 @ Event Cinemas, George St, 6:45pm
A group of five queer women of colour poets and musicians make a documentary while on a Kickstarter-funded tour of bars and living rooms in the US and Canada. We see them riding in their tour bus, visiting friends and estranged family members, meeting supporters, performing live and coming face-to-face with a chilling threat of racial violence. More importantly, we hear them. They have a lot to talk about, on and off stage, and in fact everything they say is well worth a listen.
The film features the incredible talents of Jade Foster, Be Steadwell, Jonquille Rice, T'ai Freedom Ford, and Eli Turner. Their journey is interspersed with interviews with leading black feminist authors, academics and historians, including Nikki Finney, CC Carter, Dr Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Alexis Deveaux, speaking about subjects that at times parallel the work – and the personal lives – of the five performers.
It's a fascinating look at resistance, empowerment, community, connection and creativity. Unique, uplifting and inspiring, The Revival: Women and the Word was directed by queer filmmaker Sekiya Dorsett and co-produced by Andrea Boston and Jade Foster (co-founder of ‘The Revival', the salon-styled poetry tour). Don't miss it.
Festival guest: Be Steadwell, and introduced by Candy Royalle
Festival Bar: Performance in festival bar after the film