Find Refuge In Verse: Multicultural Poetry Slam 2024

Georges River Council

Experience an unforgettable evening with Georges River Council and Advance Diversity Services, as we gather to celebrate the transformative power of slam poetry in honour of Refugee Week.

Prepare to be captivated by the words of local storytellers at our upcoming poetry event, where tales of resilience, strength, and unity will echo through the air.

The theme for this year’s Refugee Week is “Finding Freedom,” which centres on the importance of family.

The event will focus on this theme, delving into the profound significance of familial bonds in the lives of refugees. In addition to curated performances, members of the audience will be invited to step into the spotlight during our open mic session.

The evening promises a diverse array of poetic expressions, with performances delivered both in-language and in English.

Join us as we honour the resilience of those who have found freedom within the embrace of their loved ones.

Georges River Council Mayor Sam Elmir said: “Refugee Week is not just a time to reflect, but to celebrate the strength and resilience of our community.”

“Through the power of poetry, we unite in honouring the journeys of those who have found refuge and freedom within the embrace of family. This Multicultural Poetry Slam is a testament to our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and the celebration of human spirit.”

“Join us for an evening where words transcend boundaries, and together, we discover the beauty of unity and resilience.”

“I’d also like to thank our event partner, Advance Diversity Services, for their support of this event,” added the Mayor.

Upon arrival, guests will also be treated to a selection of canapés and refreshing beverages, setting the stage for an evening of inspiration and camaraderie.

Bookings for this event are essential. Reserve your spot via the Multicultural Poetry Slam page on Council’s website.

Event Details

Date: Thursday 20 June 2024.

Time: 5.00pm – 7.30pm.

Location: Hurstville Library, 12-22 Dora Street, Hurstville.

Cost: Free

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