Get me to the part where there’s no more secrets
Get me to the part where it becomes fine art
~ Joelistics from 'All of the lights'
Join this free panel discussion about the state (and rise) of spoken word both in AUS/NZ, its role in increasing poetry's popularity while opening it up to new audiences, the platform it provides for marginalised voices, new avenues for spoken word in the publishing space, and the future for the live form in the face of COVID-19.
Featuring some of the region's leading spoken word producers including Bennie Solah (Melbourne Spoken Word, VIC), Laurie May (Red Dirt Poetry, NT), Anne-Marie Te Whiu (Solid Air anthology, NSW/Aotearoa), Zainab Syed (Pakistan Poetry Slam and Perth Festival, WA) and Angela Peita (Ruckus Slam and SlammED!, QLD). Hosted by Red Room's David Stavanger.
This special event is co-presented by Melbourne Spoken Word with support from Oranges & Sardines Foundation.