Unspoken Words

Sun Jun 4 2017

A festival of stories

Come and listen to the best of storytelling from a range of voices and communities. This is about spoken word and unspoken words. Writers show their craft, and direct their own discussions about it.

What is overlooked or silenced when it comes to poetry? Who’s there, and who’s missing? How can we broaden the range of stories we’re engaging with? How can we ask the uncomfortable questions? How does our storytelling and storylistening affect the way we do other things? This is a kind of fringe SWF.

Candy Royalle
Hani Abdile
Evelyn Araluen
Gabrielle Jones
Winnie Dunn
Maryam Azam
Subbed in
Margarita Tenser
Robin M. Eames - Notes toward the accessible revolution
Sea Rakaisau
Emily Crocker
Isaac Green
Holly Friedlander Liddicoat
Fayroze Lutta


There will be:
- Performances
- Workshops
- Lectures
- Panels
- Open mic
- Quiet reading space w/ comfortable seating (some books & zines supplied)
- Space and sessions for young (and younger) writers
- Time to mooch about, greet each other, praise each other’s poetry

Social enterprise catering; beautiful food made with love. Proceeds from the catering are reinvested into hospitality training programs for people with asylum seeker / refugee background at the café (Parliament on King).

All welcome. Humans aged under 7 get in FREE.

This festival takes place on Gadigal land, where sovereignty was never ceded. The festival organisers wish to pay respects and ask permission for storytelling to take place here. Always was, always will be.

Please respect the presenters and the space. No tolerance for disrespect / discrimination. There will be folks on the door and the floor taking care of things. If you need anything, please come to us. Here's a policy on safety and respect from the Rat:http://www.redrattler.org/sydn ey/Policy+.

Here's our info on accessibility: https://unspokenwordsfest. wordpress.com/accessibility/. If there's something else you need, please let us know!