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by Maxime Lahuppe
posted 01/02/2018

Word In Hand

The Relaunch of Word in Hand

Sydney’s Most Diverse Storytelling Night Is Coming !

We are so excited to be relaunching Word In Hand at the best venue in Sydney – The Red Rattler! We have a stellar POC line up for our relaunch, featuring Omar Musa performing work from his new collection, crowd favourite Nancy J Denis and new powerhouse collective LEWA. DO NOT MISS THIS! There’ll be open mic for budding performers, so get there 7pm to put your name down.

Please share this event far and wide and let’s launch with many thumping hearts and thinking minds! ARROOOOOOO!

DOORS & OPEN MIC SIGNUP from 7
OPEN MIC at 7:30
FEATURE POETS from 8:30

Open mic welcomes you to share a poem or story! Whether it’s through words, song, or rhyme: the stage is there to be shared. Sign up on the night, 5 min slots.

Omar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian author, rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, Australia. He is the former winner of the Australian Poetry Slam and the Indian Ocean Poetry Slam. He has released four hip hop records, three poetry books, appeared on ABC’s Q&A and received a standing ovation at TEDx Sydney at the Sydney Opera House. His debut novel “Here Come the Dogs” was published by Penguin Australia in 2014. “Here Come the Dogs” was long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award and Miles Franklin Award and he was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Young Novelists of the Year in 2015.

CHECK OUT AN INTERVIEW WITH NANCY J DENIS, MEL OF LEWA AND CANDY ROYALLE FROM BIBI & THE BIG BLUE (THURSDAYS 11PM)

Nancy J. Denis is an artist and has performed on stage, TV and film. Some of the work she has done include the critically acclaimed play The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe directed by Ros Horin, a recurring role in the ABC TV series Cleverman, acted opposite Cate Blanchett in the feature film Truth directed by James Vanderbilt, and opposite Michiel Huisman in the feature 2:22. Nancy continues to explore through her art with a writing residency at Urban Theatre Projects.

LEWA: “As human beings we feel the most empowered when we are fuelled by love. When we are surrounded with love. Community. Family. Balas. Sissys. As women of colour we discovered our strength when we saw our magic reflected in our sisters. We found our identity. Our voice. Our poems tell stories of our journey to womanhood, how we embrace the primal warrior to rise through suffering, how we honour the divine feminine to unite us in love.”

What: Word In Hand

Where: Red Rattler – Faversham Street, Marrickville

When: Launching 7pm this coming Tuesday 6th February

To Find Out More Click Here

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