Booranga Writers’ Centre | July Writer-in-Residence, Zohab Khan11.07.2017
Booranga Writers’ Centre’s previously advertised July writer-in-residence, Cate Kennedy, recently advised that she was unable to undertake her residency at Booranga. Instead, Booranga Writers’ Centre are very pleased to announce that Zohab Khan will be in residence, with some exciting events lined up for your calendar.
Zohab Khan is an educator, poet, motivational speaker, didgeridoo player, and hip-hop artist. Since 2006, Zohab has been building a formidable career in spoken word poetry, culminating in taking out the title of the Australian Poetry Slam Champion in 2014. Zohab is also the co-founder of The Pakistan Poetry Slam.
Zohab has graced stages across the world as a performer and educator; he has conducted over a thousand poetry and self-development workshops at various prestigious institutions and festivals. His workshops aim to inspire change and confidence in 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 4th 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. Zohab confronts a range of social justice issues from racism to socio-economic disparities. Zohab’s high energy and powerful words have left countless inspired. 2017 marks the release of his first book in Japanese, and second collection of poetry in English.
Zohab at Sonder, Performance Reading
When: Friday 21 July, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Where: Café Sonder, Fitzmaurice St, Wagga Wagga
Also performing at this event will be local slam poet Nutmeg Jacquelin.
Food will be available for purchase from a special menu including share platters as well as cakes and drinks.
When: Saturday 22 July, 2pm – 4pm
Where: Booranga Writers’ Centre, Mambarra Drive, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Free to members, a $5 donation is requested from non-members.
Poetry Slam & Open Mic Night
When: Thursday 20 July, 5.30pm – 7pm
Where: Griffith City Library, Banna Ave, Griffith
- Official Website
- Zohab Khan – Lost
- Australian Poetry Slam Winner 2014
- Zohab Khan – Imagine
- Sydney Morning Herald Article
- Zohab Khan – Evident
For more information contact Booranga Writers’ Centre on (02) 6933 2465 or visit the website.