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Would you like a poem with that?


  • MCA Cafe 4/140 George St The Rocks NSW 2000 Australia (map)

Saturday 8 September
Session 1
- 11.30am - 12.30pm
Session 2 - 3pm - 4pm

Sunday 9 September
Session 1
- 11.30am - 12.30pm
Session 2 - 3pm - 4pm

 

Would you like a poem with that?

Sit face to face with a professional poet while sipping tea (and taking in the view) at the MCA Cafe. Pick a word and watch the wordsmith forge it – armed with Sun Xun’s philosophies on truth – into rhythm, rhyme or balladry. Free with any purchase from the MCA Cafe.

With spoken word artists Srisha Sritharan, Elliot Cameron, Jesse Oliver and Eunice Andrada.

'Would you like a poem with that?' is a collaboration between Word Travels and MCA as part of Conversation Starters: Truth or Dare, a festival of art, questions and discussion – inspired by the work of Sun Xun.

 

About the poets

Elliot Cameron
Elliot is a spoken word artist, poet and educator based in Sydney. In 2017, he was a finalist in the Australian Poetry Slam Sydney Final and Bankstown Poetry Slam. Elliot has been involved with the Rumble Youth Poetry Slam Workshops and the 2018 WORD LIVE performance responding to MCA Collection exhibitions Word and Jon Campbell.

Jesse Oliver
Jesse is a Perth-based slam poet known for his conversational style and exploration of lived experiences including homelessness, gender transition and mental illness. Reigning Adult Champion of the 2017 Australian Poetry Slam, Jesse has appeared on national platforms, including the Emerging Writers Festival, the National Young Writers Festival and the Australian Poetry Slam National Final.

Srisha Sritharan
Srisha is an Australian-born Tamil poet who explores contemporary socio-politics through spoken word performance. In 2017, she won the Australian Poetry Slam NSW State Final and appeared in Vertigo Magazine and ABC Lateline. Her recent work 'FAKE NEWS’ features her winning slam over Kendrick Lamar's 2015 track ‘These Walls’.

Eunice Andrada
Eunice is a Filipina poet, journalist, lyricist and teaching artist based in Sydney. Featured in The Guardian, CNN International, ABC News and other media, she has also performed her poetry in diverse international stages, from the Sydney Opera House and the deserts of Alice Springs to the United Nations Climate Negotiations in Paris. Eunice co-produced and curated Harana, a series of poetry tours led by Filipina-Australians in response to the Passion and Procession exhibition in the Art Gallery of NSW. Her first poetry collection Flood Damages (Giramondo Books) was published earlier this year.