West Writers Forum: What is African poetics?
Bringing diverse Afro-Australian creatives to explore modern and historical poetry in Africa through performance and discussions facilitated by Tiyami Amum and Achut Thuc.
WHEN: Sunday 1 September, 12:30 – 2:00pm
VENUE: Footscray Community Arts Centre
COST: Free. Bookings required.
Meet the Artists:
Achut Thuc is a Sudanese/South Sudanese emerging writer. She realised her love of poetry/stories in 5th grade thus started exploring writing eversince. Her work has been featured in the fringe, Melbourne spoken word festival and MWF. She writes on a range of issues; identity, racism, mental illness, relationships and healing. She is a proud member of Footscrary Community Arts Centre’s West Writers group.
Tiyami Pa’gan Amum
Tiyami Pa’gan Amum is South Sudanese writer and storyteller creating and living in Melbourne. Her works offer a reflection on faith, transformation and the relationships that make us whole.
IMAGE: West Writers Forum 2016. Image by Shuttermain.