The Salt Room (September)

  • VENUE: Gorman Arts Centre : Gorman Main Hall
  • COST: $5 concession | $10 general
  • BOOKINGS: Via Eventbrite or at door
  • PRESENTER: Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres in partnership with BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!
  • WHEN: 7:30pm to 10:30pm
    8 September 2017
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Brought to you by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres in partnership with BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, The Salt Room presents poetry in its many forms. Featuring national, international and Territory poets alongside performers from varied disciplines, this is a night that combines experiments, entireties and fractures.

Featuring Tahi Atea, Sarah Rice and Joshua Bell.


Tahi Atea
Tahi Atea has been writing creatively for as long as she can remember. She discovered and fell in love with slam poetry four years ago. She won BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! at the National Folk Festival in 2015, and in 2016, after being one of three winners of the inaugural BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! CANBERRA NATIONAL POETRY SLAM, she represented the Australian Capital Territory at the Australian Poetry Slam national final. Her other passion is dance.

Sarah Rice
Sarah Rice won the 2014 Ron Pretty Poetry Award and the 2014 Bruce Dawe poetry prize; co-won the 2011 Gwen Harwood; and was placed third in the 2014 FAW Shoalhaven Literary Awards. She was also shortlisted in the 2014 ACU, 2014 Axel Clark, 2013 Montreal, 2013 Tom Howard, 2013 Jean Cecily Drake-Brockman, 2011 CJ Dennis and 2011 Michael Thwaites poetry awards. Her limited-edition, art-book of poetry Those Who Travel (prints by Patsy Payne, Ampersand Duck 2010), is held in the National Gallery of Australia and other institutions and libraries. Publications include the Global Poetry Anthology 2013, Award Winning Australian Writing and Best Australian Poetry 2012, Long Glances: A Snapshot of new Australian Poetry 2013, The House is Not Quiet and the World is Not Calm: Poetry from Canberra, Island, Southerly, Contrappasso, and Australian Poetry Journal.

Joshua Bell

Joshua Bell is a poet, nerd, and long-time performer in the Canberra theatre scene. His particular interest is experimental and improvised theatre. His most recent efforts are being one of the creative minds between pub theatre show, Roll For Intelligence, a live and improvised performance based on everyone’s favourite tabletop RPGs, and contributing his poetry to Canberra Youth Theatre’s production, poem every day.

  • The Salt Room May, as part of Noted writers festival. Photo: Adam Thomas
  • Tahi Atea
  • Sarah Rice
  • Joshua Bell