Poetry of Palestine – Adelaide, Wed 31 January 2018
31 Jan 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM AEDT
Poetry of Palestine
31 January 2018, 6pm-9pm
Enjoy an evening of verse, spoken word and poetry from Palestine, including the sublime poetry of Palestine’s national poet, Mahmoud Darwish.
Tickets: $20 / $10
Venue: The Urban Cow Studio, Cinema Place, East End Rundle St, Adelaide city
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Guest speakers include:
Samah Sabawi – Samah is a political commentator, author and playwright. She is a Policy Advisor to Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, and member of the board of directors for the National Council on Canada Arab Relations (NCCAR). Sabawi wrote and produced Cries from the Land (Canada 2003), Three Wishes (Canada 2008) and Tales of a City by the Sea (Palestine & Australia 2014), and co-edited Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas (2016). Her past work includes being public advocate for Australians for Palestine, Executive Director for the National Council on Canada Arab Relations (NCCAR) and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Canadian Foreign Service Institute’s Centre for Intercultural Learning.
Paul Blackwell – Paul is a well-known Australian stage actor and occasional film actor. He attended the National Institute of Dramatic Arts from 1980 to 1982 and has appeared in many productions from some of Australia’s best-known theatre companies, including Company B, Sydney Theatre Company, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Patch Theatre and Opera Australia. He has appeared in several films, though often in small parts. His only major film role so far has been in the 1996 film The Quiet Room directed by Rolf De Heer; it was critically acclaimed and was screened as part of the main competition of the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. His other film appearances include Candy, directed by Neil Armfield and starring Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush and Abbie Cornish; December Boys, starring Daniel Radcliffe; Hey Hey its Esther Blueburger and the silent film Dr. Plonk, another collaboration with Rolf De Heer.
Other speakers will be announced when confirmed.
An event in AFOPA’s Showcasing Palestine project