- Bello Poetry Slam (M/C)
Friday 7 June
- Youth Workshop: Spoken Word Poetry Boot Camp
Saturday 8 June
Youth Hub (Free for ages 20 and under)
- Contemporary Poetry: Discussing New Verse
Sunday 9 June
- In Performance: Zohab Zee Khan
Sunday 9 June
No.5 Church Street (Limited seating – Bookings essential on 6655 0155)
Zohab is an educator, spoken word poet, motivational speaker, didgeridoo player, and musician and hip-hop artist. Since 2006, he has been building a formidable career in spoken word poetry, culminating in taking out the title of the Australian Poetry Slam Champion in 2014. In 2014 he was also a finalist in the International Poetry Slam in Madrid.
Zohab runs poetry workshops across the world and is the co-founder of the Pakistan Poetry Slam. He has made appearances at the Sydney, Auckland, Byron Bay, Ubud (Indonesia), Bookworm Literary (China) and National Young Writers’ Festivals, and also performed at the UK’s Glastonbury Festival in 2016.
His words have taken him to stages across the world and as an educator Zohab’s inspiring poetry and self-development workshops are in high demand. His workshops aim to inspire change and confidence in young people through spoken word poetry and Brain Hacks. With the incorporation of self-development techniques, spoken word poetry becomes not just a platform for self-expression but also one to inspire change and increase productivity.
As a fourth-generation Australian of Pakistani heritage and having been raised in rural NSW, Zohab has channelled his distinct life experiences into stories with the intent to educate. He confronts a range of social justice issues from racism to gender inequality and socio-economic disparities.
Zohab’s first collection of poetry 2015’s I Write reached bestseller status within five months of its launch.