Salt Room (March)
- VENUE: Gorman Arts Centre : Gorman Main Hall
- COST: $15 full /per event $10 concession /per event $50 for 2017 series pass (5 events)
- BOOKINGS: Via Eventbrite or at door
- PRESENTER: Bad! Slam! No! Biscuit!
- WHEN: 7:30pm to 10pm
3 March 2017
Brought to you by BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, in partnership with Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres, 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 Shane Strange, Jacqui Malins, Sandra Renew and Paul Heslin.
Shane Strange’s writing has appeared in various print and on line journals, including Overland, Griffith Review, Burley, Verity La, foam:e, Cordite Poetry Review, and Axon: Creative Explorations. He is currently studying at the University of Canberra, where he also tutors and lectures in Creative Writing.
Jacqui Malins is a performance poet and visual artist. She was the ACT Poetry Slam champion and an Australian Poetry Slam finalist in 2015, won best walk-up poet at the Woodford Folk Festival 2015-16 and took second place in the State Library NSW Sonnet Slam 2016 to commemorate the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Jacqui has featured at Poetry in the Pub, Newcastle, and supported poets including Good Ghost Bill (Moran) and Candy Royalle at Word in Hand, Sydney. Jacqui is also the co-founder and organiser of Mother Tongue Multilingual Poetry events in Canberra.
Canberra-based composer/producer/whatever. He is a graduate of the Centre of New Media Art at the Australian National University and has performed regularly nationally and oversees, most notably at the This Is Not Art/Electrofringe Festival and the Australasian Computer Music Conference.
Sandra Renew’s poetry is informed by her many years working in war zones, in Indigenous communities and on the fringes of heterosexuality. Her poetry comments on contemporary issues and questions: war, environment, gender, climate and the planet’s health, migration, dissent, protest, human rights, freedoms. Sandra has published poems about gay and lesbian rights in social justice anthologies and international and national journals. She creates poetry as a protest form for gay and lesbian rights, and writing poetic responses to some contemporary events (such as the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida) and the historical context of gay and lesbian politics in Australia.