Story-Fest - Sun Oct 16


APS National Final
Oct
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

APS National Final

7.00pm – 9.00pm

1000 poets, 20,000 live audience, 60 events across Australia - they all rise to a thunder clap at Sydney Opera House. Selected members of the audience will choose one person to represent Australian Poetry Slam in an Asia-Pacific tour to writers' festivals worth about $11k + a published manuscript and, added this year, a writers' retreat.

Host: Miles Merrill

Featuring: Tanya Evanson, DJ RibongiaEmily Crocker and the National Finalists

Venue: Sydney Opera House

Tickets: $48 / $39

Tanya Evanson supported by the Consulate General of Canada and The Canada Council:

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Screening -  Language Matters with Bob Holman
Oct
16
2:30pm 2:30pm

Screening - Language Matters with Bob Holman

  • 15A Argyle Place Millers Point, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)
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What do we lose when a language dies? What does it take to save a language?

Language Matters was filmed around the world: on a remote island off the coast of Australia where 400 Aboriginal people speak 10 different languages, all at risk; in Wales, where Welsh, once in danger, is today making a comeback; and in Hawaii, where Hawaiians are fighting to save their native tongue.

“Language is the very essence of being human,” says Holman, “and when we lose a language, we lose a part of ourselves.”

Venue: Story-fest Hub

Cost: Free! Click through for bookings. 

 

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Cross-Pollinate
Oct
16
1:30pm 1:30pm

Cross-Pollinate

1.30pm – 2.30pm

How do wordsmiths mix their text and swish it around with other disciplines?

Three artists push boundaries and pull other worlds into their craft including:

A whirling dervish spoken-word artist, a rapper from Sketch The Rhyme and a film-maker who matches images with poetry.  

Featuring: Tanya Evanson, Tim Parish, Rapaport  

Chaired by: Belinda Lopez

Venue: Story-Fest Hub

Cost: Free! Click through for bookings. 

Tanya Evanson supported by The Consulate General of Canada and The Canada Council.

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Spoken Word Women
Oct
16
12:30pm12:30pm

Spoken Word Women

12.30pm – 1.30pm  

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.

Hosted: by Sea

Featuring: Samantha TurnbullHani Aden, Anisa Nandaula,  + open mic

Venue: Story-Fest Hub

Cost: Free! Click through for bookings.

 

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Performing Writers’ Forum
Oct
16
11:00am11:00am

Performing Writers’ Forum

11.00am – 12pm

2015 National Finals Group Shot by Chris Peken

2015 National Finals Group Shot by Chris Peken

Meet other people working on spoken-word things around the country. Discuss visions, missions and actions for education programs, gigs, audiences and artform.

Venue: Story-Fest Hub

Featuring: Poets and Poetry Slam Organisers

Cost: Free! Click through for bookings. 

Note: Public Event

 

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