Melbourne Writers Festival 2019 - Storytelling Live: Speaking of Love
As part of the Melbourne Writers Festival 2019, five poets converge and perform in this special showcase featuring work responding to the theme 'Speaking of Love'. Enjoy an evening with Indonesian writer Norman Erikson Pasaribu and lauded Melbourne talents Nour Abouzeid, Fury, Eleanor Jackson, and Magan Magan, with MC Abdul Hammoud.
Norman Erikson Pasaribu is an Indonesian writer of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His first book of poems Sergius Seeks Bacchus (trans. by Tiffany Tsao) received a PEN Translates Award and is out in Australia with Giramondo. He won the Young Author Award from Southeast Asia Literary Council in 2017.
Nour Abouzeid is a poet, spoken word artist, and creative curator based in Melbourne. He is a regular on the slam scene and in 2018, he qualified for the only team representing Australia at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago.
Fury is a despicable changeling creature birthed from the sulphur swamps of greater New Zealand, currently inhabiting the desolate desert landscapes of Melbourne’s CBD. It is not advised to read their guileful poetry as their words encourage restless sleep.
Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer and community radio broadcaster. Author of A Leaving (Vagabond Press), her live album, One Night Wonders, is produced by Going Down Swinging. A passionate advocate for diverse and inclusive cultures, she is Chair of Peril Magazine and Vice-Chair of The Stella Prize.
Magan Magan has read his work at the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Young Writers Festival and the Emerging Writers Festival, and La Mama Poetica. His work has been published in Hyde magazine, literary arts journal ‘Offset’, Cordite Poetry Review and anthologies ‘Shots From The Chamber’, ‘Hunter Anthology of Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry, and Australian Poetry. Magan is currently co-editing forthcoming anthology ‘Growing Up African In Australia’ and is publishing his first collection of poems, titled: From Grains to Gold, later this year with Vulgar Press.
Abdulrahman Hammoud is a Melbourne-based poet by way of Lebanon, blessed to have traveled the world to teach and perform. He’s also founder of The Dirty Thirty Writing Challenge and editor/compiler of The Dirty Thirty Anthology. He’s best known as an avid purveyor of starting books but never finishing them.
Date: Saturday 31 August
Bookings: essential, online or see library staff or phone 1300 630 920
This ia a free event.
For more information see library staff or phone 1300 630 920
Location: Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre, Corner Robinson and Walker Streets, Dandenong