Celebrate the variety of languages and cultures of Canberra. The next multilingual poetry showcase is at Tuggeranong Arts Centre (TAC) at 6pm on Saturday 29 October.  Come along and listen or read or recite a poem or short story in another language. No experience is necessary, and any language or mix of languages is welcome.

Poetry Writing workshop 

Need to prepare for the showcase or just try out your skills?  Join a poetry writing workshop and a poetry performance workshop before the showcase. All welcome to come and participate, you don’t have to be performing in the showcase to come to a workshop.

2pm-4pm, Saturday 15 October 2016, TAC Shopfront, Tuggeranong Hyperdome

Meet other people who write in languages other than English and share ideas to start writing and give your words impact. Have a go with fun writing activities. Anita Patel will be our guest tutor –  Anita is a writer and  teacher who writes and performs poetry in Bahasa Malay and English.

Poetry Performance workshop

2pm-4pm Saturday 22 October 2016, TAC Shopfront, Tuggeranong Hyperdome

Have a go at reading or reciting out loud for an audience. We will try fun activities to manage nerves and speak confidently (including with a microphone) and increase the effect of our words on the audience, in any language

Mother Tongue Multilingual Poetry Showcase

6pm—8pm Saturday 29 October 2016  Tuggeranong Arts Centre fb: http://bit.ly/2bzQVhc

Speak a language other than English? Sign up to share your words! All languages welcome, in any style of poetry from traditional forms to hip hop. Each person will have up to 4 minutes to read or recite a poem or story in their language or a mix of languages which can include English. Original work is encouraged!

For more information, to register for a workshop or sign up for the showcase, e-mail mothertonguemic@gmail.com or call Jacqui on 0433 845900

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