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Join us for a FREE six part spoken word workshop series with Australia’s best performance poets, Sukhjit Khalsa and Jesse Oliver.

Jesse Oliver
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Common Ground Showcase 2017
Photo by Molly Schmidt

Sukhjit Khlasa Common Ground Showcase 2017
Photo by Molly Schmidt

Common Ground – Saturday 5,12,19 & 26 May + Saturday 9 & 16 June.

Young people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds are being invited to join a spoken word poetry program to find their voice, unleash their inner poet and help us all find the common ground that brings us together.
CAN, in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria is delighted to announce Common Ground Returns, a second instalment of the hugely successful poetry workshop series held last year.
The workshops will again be led by acclaimed performance poet Sukhjit Saul Khalsa, alongside, 2017 Australian Slam Poetry Champion, Jesse Oliver.
“Common Ground isn’t about pushing out more poets into the world, it’s about creating a space for open conversations around faith and identity and how we can use art to translate those thoughts onto a powerful platform that is spoken word!” said Sukhjit.
Under the expert guidance of Sukhjit and Jesse, this year’s new crop of aspiring poets will be gently led through the process of writing and presentation, culminating in a live showcase

performance at The Blue Room Theatre in Northbridge as part of the Blue Room’s ‘Voices’ program.
“Hearing the Common Ground poets share their stories last year was amazing, they took us on a journey of love, life, loss and well, cricket, and, in sharing their unique experiences, we were reminded of our humanity and need for connectedness.”

“Common Ground is a project that takes emerging poets on their own reflective professional mastering with the crescendo of a performance that the rest of us never forget,” said CAN General Manager Monica Kane.
The workshops are open to people over the age of 15 from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. No previous experience is necessary. The workshops will be held over 6 Saturdays in May and June. Online registrations are essential.
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