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Word in Hand

Poetry, storytelling and radical performance

Spoken word darling and political fire Anisa Nandaula visits us from Brisbane! Enough Said slam master Lorin Elizabeth makes a much-anticipated return to the stage! Sovereign warrior woman Lizzy Jarrett embodies art, activism and resistance!

Doors and open mic sign-up from 7pm.
Open mic at 7.30pm
Feature acts from 8.30pm

Open mic welcomes you to share a poem or story! Whether it’s through words, song, or rhyme: the stage is there to be shared. Sign up on the night. 3 minute time limit.

Anisa Nandaula is a nationally recognised spoken word poet, play writer, educator and published author. She has performed at the Sydney Opera House, Splendour in the Grass, Queensland Poetry Festival and Women of the World Festival. She is the Queensland Slam Poetry Champion 2016 and placed second in the Australian Poetry Slam national finals. She is also the co-founder of the arts collective Voices of Colour which creates a space for diverse youth to share their work.

Lorin Elizabeth is a spoken word poet, organiser and teaching artist from Wollongong. Lorin co-founded Enough Said Poetry Slam and has featured at Canberra’s Noted Festival, hosted The Rumble Youth Slam at Sydney Writers’ Festival and worked with The Stella Prize’s Girls Write Up program.

Lizzy Jarrett (Elizabeth Ann Jarrett) is a sovereign warrior woman from the Gumbaynggirr, Bundjalung, Dunghutti clans. She is a direct descendant of the original Stolen Generations. She now makes it her life duty to help advocate for her peoples’ rights through activism, poetry, art, music and volunteering to community.



Tuesday 6 August 2019 from 7pm to 10pm


Sovereign: Free
Solidarity: $10.00
Regular: $15.00
Pay it forward: $20.00

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