Words Without Borders: An evening of poetry and spoken word

Words Without Borders: An evening of poetry and spoken word

Online Panel Event via The Wheeler Centre
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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June 15, 2020 at 6:15pm - 7:15pm
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'Poetry is like a bird,' the Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko famously said. 'It ignores all frontiers.'

People whose lives have been governed by borders often find solace in the freedom of artistic expression.  Join us for this evening of poetry and spoken word, performed by members of Australia’s refugee communities. 


Curated by Manal Younus, the celebrated Eritrean storyteller who now calls South Australia home, this special online event will showcase the talents and stories of brilliant poets from across the country. Hear from emerging and established artists, connecting from their homes to yours, as they share with you their words of both freedom and exile. 


Featuring: Manal Younus as MC, joined by Lujayn Hourani, Hani Abdile, Flora Chol, Awale Ahmed and Marziya Mohammadi 


This event is presented by the Refugee Council of Australia in partnership with The Wheeler Centre.




6;15pm- 7:15pm AEST

5:45pm- 6:45 pm SA/NT

4:15pm-5:15pm WA

Will you come?