One Night Stanza
One Night Stanza returns for its fifth year, featuring an all-female line-up as part of this special WOW Melbourne edition.
Headlining the event is returning international guest New York City poet, writer and activist Mahogany L. Browne, with Eleanor Jackson, Sadaf Saaz, Soreti Kadir, Ileini Kabalan, Wahe Wahe DJ and more.
The evening will also feature local poets and musicians in an intimate and moving evening of words and sounds. Join us to celebrate the diversity of womanhood and expression.
WHEN: Friday 24 March, 7:30pm – 9pm
VENUE: FCAC Amphitheatre
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ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Mahogany L. Browne
The Cave Canem and Poets House alum is the author of several books including Dear Twitter: Love Letters Hashed Out On-line, recommended by Small Press Distribution & About.com Best Poetry Books of 2010. Mahogany, an NAACP Image Award nominee, bridges the gap between lyrical poets and literary emcee. Browne has toured Germany, Amsterdam, England, Canada and recently Australia as 1/3 of the cultural arts exchange project Global Poetics. Her journalism work has been published in magazines Uptown, KING, XXL, The Source, Canada’s The Word and UK’s MOBO. Her poetry has been published in literary journals Pluck, Manhattanville Review, Muzzle, Union Station Mag, Literary Bohemian, Bestiary, Joint & The Feminist Wire. She is the author of several poetry collections including: Smudge (Button Poetry), Redbone (Willow Books) & is a part of the groundbreaking anthology The Break Beat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (Haymarket). She is an Urban Word NYC Poet-in-Residence (as seen on HBO’s Brave New Voices), founder of Women Writers of Color Reading Room (housed on Pratt Institute) and facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country. Browne is also the publisher of Penmanship Books, the Nuyorican Poets Café Poetry Program Director and Friday Night Slam curator and currently a 2nd year MFA Candidate for Writing & Activism at Pratt Institute.
Presented as part of WOW – Women of the World Festival Melbourne.
1- West Writers Forum 2016, Photo by Rachel Main