Aboriginal Poetry Night Open Mic, August 17, 6-8pm

Aboriginal Poetry Night Open Mic
For Down The Barrel: Indigenous Resistance exhibition
MC’d by Evelyn Araluen
Thursday Aug 17, 6-8pm (sign up from 5:30)

As a companion to the exhibition Down the Barrel: Indigenous Resistance, we invite any local or visiting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander poets to perform their work within the gallery.

We want to hear your words! Come along to speak your truth, or just to see and hear some art.

This event is an open mic night, to sign up for the open mic, contact Rebekah Raymond (rebekahcjraymond@gmail.com) and there will be a sign up sheet on the night. First come first served, so make sure your sign up!

Free entry, but we welcome any donations which will go towards performing artists for their work.

Evelyn Araluen is a PhD candidate and tutor working with Indigenous literatures at the University of Sydney. She is a founding member of Students Support Aboriginal Communities, a network of NSW grassroots activists. Her poetry and criticism has been published in Overland, Southerly, and the Best Australian Poems Anthology of 2016. She was runner-up for the 2015 Nakata Brophy Award for Young Indigenous Writers and winner of the 2016. Born and raised on Dharug land where her family has lived for four generations, she is a descendant of the Bundjalung nation.