Workshop: Poetry and Spoken Word

Stonnington Libraries

Event Date: 
18 November 2017
Author / Presenters: 
Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa

Tap into the spoken word poet within and learn the basics of spoken word poetry and performance skills through guided writing and performance exercises. Meet with other budding wordsmiths and passionate performers. Previous experience not required.

Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa is a spoken word artist, educator, performer & human rights reformer based in Melbourne. Within a short period, Sukhjit has gone from performing at the Opera House for the Australian Poetry Slam Competition in 2014 to performing on national television for Australia’s Got Talent. Her work predominantly provokes conversations around Australian identity, feminism, cultural confusions and the power of uncomfortable conversations. Within a short period, Sukhjit has gone from performing at the Opera House for the Australian Poetry Slam Competition in 2014 to performing on national television for Australia’s Got Talent, and most recently she was a speaker at TedxUWA. She has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Missy Higgins and L-FRESH the Lion and her performances and workshops have led her to tour USA, Canada, UK and South East Asia, as well as across our very own nation. As well as working on her own arts practice, she currently works at Multicultural Arts Victoria as the Project Coordinator for Common Ground, a multilingual spoken work workshop series aiming to build empathy through self-expression.

Malvern Library
1255 High Street, Malvern
Saturday 18 November, 2pm-4pm
$10 plus booking fee.