Sanaa Story Telling, Kerry Packer Civic Gallery - Hawke Centre
On Thursday 15 March, we presented Sanaa Story Telling featuring Pakistani Australian Poet, Zainab Zahra Syed. Performance poet, educator and producer, Zainab has been performing & facilitating workshops for schoolchildren, incarcerated women, trauma victims as well as migrants and refugees across the world. In 2015, she was a finalist in the National Australian Poetry Slam. In 2016, she co- founded WORD Ink, launching Pakistan's first poetry slam as well as other grassroots programs to create safe spaces for creative expression.
Sudanese Australian poet and rapper Gabriel Akon - aka DyspOra, delivered perfectly and with power, alongside Indigenous Australian poet Laniyuk Garcon-Mills. 150 guests enjoyed the opportunity to share their story with open mic, along with food and drinks provided by the Hawke Centre.