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SPOKEN WORD & PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

This is a poem 
Spoken word & performance Program
Curated by Melissa Keys

HOW TO READ A POEM 
Book launch
Author: Thomas H. Forde
Speakers: Thomas Ford, Joe Hughes, Marion J. Campbell, Phillip Mead and Bella Li

How to Read a Poem is an introduction to creative reading, the art of coming up with something to say about a test. It presents a new method for learning and teaching the skills of poetic interpretation, providing its readers with practical steps they can use to construct perceptive inventive readings of any poem they might read.

H(e)R {~~~} … , … ; x
Fayen d’Evie and Benjamin Hancock
Live movement poem

Jacqui Shelton will live describe a performance.

THE DUGONG SUBLIME (HOTEL SORRENTO)
Lisa Radford and Sam George
To be performed multiple times throughout the exhibition

The Dugong Sublime (Hotel Sorrento) is a polyphonic vocal performance based on extracts from Hannie Rayson’s script for Hotel Sorrento (1990).
Performed by Freyja Black, Ivy Crago, Sophia Derkenne, Vitoria Hronopoulos, Ludomyr Kemp-Mykyta, Veronica Pena Negrette and Iris Simpson.

Student liason: Rinske Ginsberge, Lecturer in Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

NEW CONSTELLATIONS 
Curated by Justin Clemens 

New Constellations is a spoken word poetry event curated by Justin Clemens. A live program of readings, New Constellations brings together six accomplished poets; Justin Clemens, Bella Li, Ursula Robinson-Shaw, Jon Roffe, Alex Selenitsch and Lucy Van.

KEVIN BROPHY: NEW WORK
Poetry readings by Kevin Brophy

LOOMING 
Sandra Parker
Live movement poem
Performed by dancer Chloe Arnottee
Two performances

POETRY READING
Jeanine Leane and Evelyn Araluen – selected works
Closing event.

Due to rapidly changing circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, dates for the performance and spoken word program cannot be confirmed at this time. Our public programs page will be updated accordingly. 

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