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8 September 2009

The UWRF Poetry Slam is on again!

Lots of young people – Indonesian and from all around the world, come out from the woodwork to big-it-up in front of a highly-engaged audience. Rappers, performance poets, spoken word artists and wordsmiths of all kinds take the word off the page and show their colours in a five minute slam fest. It’s not for the faint-hearted!

This year’s very special guest is Australian Slam Champion, Omar Musa. Omar is Malaysian Australian. “Omar Musa is a poet, not just a rapper. Omar possesses a God-given and remarkably well developed flair for rhyming — very few are capable of replicating what he does with words.” – Faz Nur, BMA Magazine. More about Omar here:

This year its on at Casa Pasta. It’s free! Get in early to book your place!

Poetry Slam
Casa Pasta

Saturday, 10 October 2009
19.30 – 21.30
Our poetry slam returns with an open-mic uber evening of wild performances and original words. Omar Musa, Australia’s Slam champ and the Festival’s hottest poets will entertain while tomorrow’s budding stars vie for the coveted title as winner of the UWRF Poetry Slam. Some poets are shamelessly competitive, so be prepared. Supported by Better Read than Dead. free event

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