Friday 3 May 10am – 3.30pm
Pithy poetry writing with the potential for performance. Learn techniques to help free up the writing process with Joel McKerrow leading the way. Be inspired!
Participants to bring: pen and notebook.
Joel McKerrow is an award winning writer, speaker, educator, community arts worker and one of Australia’s most successful internationally touring performance poets having performed for hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world since 2010. Based out of Melbourne, Australia he is the Artist Ambassador for the aid and development organisation ‘TEAR Australia’ and was the co-founder of community arts organisation, ‘The Centre for Poetics and Justice’ (2010-2013). Joel was the third ever Australian representative at the Individual World Poetry Slam Championships in the USA (2012) and has performed in venues like The Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Bowery Poetry Club (NYC), The Sydney Opera House, Busboys and poets (Washington DC), The Forum and Atheneum Theatres (Melbourne), The Metropolis (Montreal), Victoria Parliament House and many more. During this time he has performed alongside such poetry greats as Anis Mojgani, Shane Koyczan, Propaganda, Sarah Kay, Phil Kaye, Ken Arkind, Buddy Wakefield, Mahogany Brown, Jive Poetic, Carrie Rudzinski and Luka Lesson. He is a TEDx speaker and performer, was a host on the renowned Indie-Feed Performance Poetry Podcast and is also the frontman poet from the band, ‘Joel McKerrow & the Mysterious few’.