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Enough Said Poetry Slam ft. Mohammad Awad

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Event description

Enough Said Poetry Slam is a slamily where you can share your poems/words/stories/etc, listen to other people share theirs, click for your faves and maybe even win a prize!

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FEATURE POET: Mohammad Awad
SUPPORT FEATURE: Grant Teunissen

6:30pm - SLAM SIGN-UP
7:00pm - POETRY STARTS

ENTRY

$10 - standard
$5 - unwaged/student/concession

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VENUE

Entry to The Forge is down a short driveway between Gwynneville Bakery and The Asian Takeaway on Gipps Road. It's a two-minute walk from the nearest free bus stop, a less than fifteen minute walk from North Wollongong train station, and there's plenty of free parking on the surrounding streets.

There is unfortunately no disabled access toilet available at the venue (there is a portaloo), however the venue is wheelchair accessible.

BYO drinks and food, takeaway is available from surrounding restaurants.

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POETRY SLAM RULES

Sign up at the door when you arrive if you'd like to perform. Everyone is welcome, from bedroom poets to experienced performers. 

3 min time limit, no props or costumes, jump up on stage with a mic and share your original poems, stories, raps, rants and monologues with a live and engaged audience.

Random people from the audience become the judges, and the highest-scoring poet wins! 1st, 2nd & 3rd place PRIZES to be awarded!

But remember: The points are not the point, the point is poetry!

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FEATURED POET

Mohammad Awad (AKA @3awadi) is a Queer/Arab/Muslim and Writer/Director/Poet/Playwright and Musician who’s running out of ways to express himself. He has written and directed short films such as The Flower, The Messenger and Beauty Marks. Raised in Western Sydney, Mohammad has also been honoured as Australia's National Youth Poetry Champion. Published in the anthology series Arab, Australian, Other as well as The University of Sydney Anthology Diversity, he is also one of the proud editors of the mental health anthology collection Admissions. He has featured in every iconic West Ball, as well as at Sydney Writers Festival, Sydney Mardi Gras, Sydney Living Museums - After Dark, The ICC, Sydney Festival, Weave Youths’ Mad Pride Concert, Word in Hand, Red Room Poetry, The Vanguard and Giant Dwarf Theatre.

SUPPORT FEATURE

Grant is a collector of hobbies who lives on Dharawal Country, works in IT, and has been writing stories and poems since he was able to write words. Enjoying leathercrafting, cosplay, and videography, Grant indulges in many forms of self-expression, but has only recently begun performing poetry. He won the August 2023 Enough Said Poetry Slam.

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We acknowledge our events take place on the land of the Wodi Wodi people of the Dharawal nation and pay our respects.

Enough Said Poetry Slam is supported by the South Coast Writers Centre and The Dire Theatre Company.


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