Present tense .3 Un-Lecture: The Bird Likes to Hear Itself Sing

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Present tense .3 Un-Lecture: The Bird Likes to Hear Itself Sing

August 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

with Abe Nouk, Soreti B Kadir, Khalid Warsame and Piriye Altraide

The Un-lecture is about breaking the traditional Australian style lecture—and remaking it. Creating a lecture where performance, song and word intersect.

Featuring prolific local spoken word artists from the African-Australian diaspora, Un-lecture speakers explore identity through lyrical and performative storytelling. Abe Nouk is the author of HUMBLE and Dear Child and the founder and director of Creative Rebellion Youth. Soreti B Kadir is the author of Siyaanne, a collection of poetry exploring nuances of the afro black, diasporic world view. Khalid Warsame is a writer, whose work has appeared in several journals such as Overland and The Suburban Review. He is the fiction editor of The Lifted Brow Journal and arts producer at Footscray Arts. Piriye Altraide has featured in the Melbourne spoken word scene, is a 2014 Perth Poetry Slam finalist and her work has been published in Mirrors of Africa.

Join us for ideas, inspiration and refreshments.


Tues 22 August


RMIT Design Hub

Level 3

Lecture Theatre

Cnr Swanston and Victoria streets


This event is free but registration is essential. Register here.


RMIT Design Hub
Cnr Swanston and Victoria streets
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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