Get ya words out – free creative workshop

Youth Project Officer 13 August 2007

Get ya words out – free creative workshop

We’ve scored $6000 from the Australian Council for Arts to play with live words.
We want you to tell us how to spend it.
Closet poet? Zine writer? Bedroom beatboxer? Documentary maker? Poetry slam wananbe? MC? Visual artist? Muso? WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

The collective

We’re a group of people passionate about words, energy and breaking the boundaries of communication. We are made up of representatives from several Canberra-based creative groups (ANU Writers, UC writers, the ACT Writers’ Centre and multiple renegade theatre groups) and independently have produced plays, magazines, books and amazing events like the sweaty, seething mass of poetry lovin’ known as poetry slams.


We’re going to take Canberra’s poetry slams (currently last Friday of the month at The Front Café and Gallery – Lyneham) and shake ‘em up. We’re gonna inject the slams with multimedia, feed them with hip hop, VJ spectacles, beatnik poetry, burlesque performance, [insert your idea] and see what we get.We want to smash the current poetry slam format* and produce something new and utterly unique. We want your crazy ideas, talent and enthusiasm.

The workshop

It all begins SUNDAY 26 AUGUST at THE BOGONG THEATRE, Gorman House.
We’ve got a space from 12pm to 5pm and we want you in it.
If you’ve ever wanted to perform poetry, but lacked the courage to do it; if you’ve ever wanted to unite diverse art forms and produce something fantastically new, but lacked the venue or cash; if you’ve got something to say, but no way to say it—this is for you.
Email or phone the ACT Writers’ Centre and tell us what YOU want to do with words!

‘Get ya words out’ workshop TURBOslam #1

Sunday 26 August, 12–5pm Friday 31 August, 7.30–late
The Bogong Theatre, Gorman House The Front Café and Gallery, Lyneham shops
Ages 16 to 30 (OzCo grant requirement)
FREE!!! (but please contact the ACT Writers’ Centre
on (02) 6262 9191 or
to give us an idea of what you have in mind!)

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