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Australian Poetry Slam 2018
Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Australian Poetry Slam 2018

Australian Poetry Slam is one of the largest and most respected performing writers programs in the world; combining stories, poems, theatre and hip-hop.

At the APS Final 2017, you chose Solli Raphael and Jesse Oliver as your National Poetry Slam Champions.

Who will this nationwide search unearth in 2018? What stories will explode in your mind, cause you to run onto stage, pump your fist and shout "Hell yeah! Me too!"

Judged by randomly chosen members of the crowd, one writer will be chosen to perform at the Ubud Readers & Writers Festival in Bali, Byron Writers Festival and Sydney Writers Festivals in 2019.

Stay tuned for more information or head to Australian Poetry Slam's website here.

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Spoken-Word Women
Oct
14
4:00 PM16:00

Spoken-Word Women

Story-fest hands the mic over to a powerhouse of spoken-word women. Inviting some of the festival’s best female artists to rip up their notebooks, destroy stereotypes and burn princess myths alive. There will also be an open mic!

Hosted by: Lorin Reid

Featuring: Sharifa A TartoussiAnna Stewart and Lizzie Kelly

Tickets: $10 /$7 Concession

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Spoken-word Women is part of Story-Fest 2017: 3 days of live literary mayhem (Oct 13-15). Find out more about Story-Fest 2017.

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Panel: Feminism in Poetry - What it’s like being a woman who can speak
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Panel: Feminism in Poetry - What it’s like being a woman who can speak

This panel brings together three female poets, from a cross section of the discipline (performance poet, page poet and experimental poet) to discuss their experiences as creators. What have been their greatest challenges, how have they fought back against the misogyny they’ve experienced in the poetry world, what changes would they like to see and how are they helping other more inexperienced female poets move through what can often still feel like a male dominated industry?

Hosted by: Anna Forsyth

Featuring: Hani Abdile, Gabrielle Journey Jones and Sarah Anne Connor

Tickets: $10 / $7 Concession

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Feminism in Poetry is part of Story-Fest 2017: 3 days of live literary mayhem (Oct 13-15). Find out more about Story-Fest 2017.

 

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Queerhyme
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Queerhyme

Three of Australia’s most loved queer poets share the stage in a more unusual way by taking turns to share a poem each in response to the poem that came before. Prepare for laughter, heartbreak and proper connection as is the way with amazing storytelling.

Featuring: Gabrielle Journey Jones, Arielle Cottingham and Emily Crocker

Tickets: $10  / $7 Concession

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Queerhyme is part of Story-Fest 2017: 3 days of live literary mayhem (Oct 13-15). Find out more about Story-Fest 2017.

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Guffaw
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Guffaw

We invite four emerging Sydney comedians to share their poetry with us. Will we be laughing at them or with them? Who knows! It’s going to be plenty of fun watching it unfold!

Featuring: Annaliese Constable, Sabrina D’Angelo, Benny Eggmolesse and Fran Middleton

Tickets: $10 / $7 Concession 

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Guffaw is part of Story-Fest 2017: 3 days of live literary mayhem (Oct 13-15). Find out more about Story-Fest 2017.

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Open Air Mic
Oct
14
11:30 AM11:30

Open Air Mic

Explore the back lanes of The Rocks and find spoken wordsmiths under bridges, in tunnels and in hidden alcoves. Then take the open air stage yourself.

Tickets: $10 / $7 Concession 

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Open Air Mic is part of Story-Fest 2017: 3 days of live literary mayhem (Oct 13-15). Find out more about Story-Fest 2017.

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Spoken Four
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

Spoken Four

  • Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (map)
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Bringing together some of the world’s best slam poets - with a DJ - to deliver back-to-back sets of powerful verse, inspirational stories, provocation and humour.

Canadian poet, author, artist and musician Ian Keteku is headlining this event, along with spoken word artist Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and current Australian Poetry Slam Champion Arielle Cottingham with Philip Wilcox hosting. Joining the mix is ukulele player Brad Morden and DJ HipHopHoe.

Featuring: Ian KetukuSukhjit Kaur KhalsaArielle Cottingham and Philip Wilcox

Tickets: $18

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Spoken Four is part of Story-Fest 2017: 3 days of live literary mayhem (Oct 13-15). Find out more about Story-Fest 2017.

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Spoken Four - school performance
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Spoken Four - school performance

  • Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bringing together some of the world’s best slam poets - with a DJ - to deliver back-to-back sets of powerful verse, inspirational stories, provocation and humour.

Canadian poet, author, artist and musician Ian Keteku is headlining this event, along with spoken word artist Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and current Australian Poetry Slam Champion Arielle Cottingham with Philip Wilcox hosting. Joining the mix is ukulele player Brad Morden and DJ Meem.

Featuring: Ian Ketuku, Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, Arielle Cottingham and Philip Wilcox

Tickets: $18 Student/1 teacher free per 10 student tickets purchased

Teachers: Download the booking form here

Spoken Four is part of Story-Fest 2017: 3 days of live literary mayhem (Oct 13-15). Find out more about Story-Fest 2017.

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The Rumble
Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30

The Rumble

Invite Only

Description:

9:30am – 11am Workshop: an energetic writing and performance workshop for high school students with three super wordsmiths.
11:30am – 1pm Open Air Mic: Following the workshop, students will explore the back lanes of The Rocks and find spoken wordsmiths under bridges in tunnels and in hidden alcoves. Then take the open air stage yourself.
1:30pm – 2:30pm Screening of Louder Than a Bomb documentary

The Rumble is part of Story-Fest 2017: 3 days of live literary mayhem (Oct 13-15). Find out more about Story-Fest 2017.

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