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Hala Abdullah

Poet in Riyadh

World of Poetry

PRESENTED ON NOV 29, 2015
IN RIYADH @ VOL 3

Hala Abduallah; A spoken word poet.

She Talks about her experience in writing and poetry.

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HOWL, Poetry, Politics and Protest

BY ALEX LEVENE
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 05, 2014

Alex Levene spits out impassioned spoken word in support of poetry, politics and protest.

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The Write Flavor

BY JULIA OXENREIDER
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 23, 2015

Poetry is cooking with words and cooking is the poetry of flavor, marvels Julia Oxenreider. She shares two slam poems and talks about the merging of her life passions.

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My Secret Life of Poetry

BY CHRIS GALLAVIN
@ VOL 24 ON JUL 15, 2015

Chris Gallavin has a great passion for poetry and taxidermy and he presents two of his poems. 

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The Heart's Territory

BY SHENIZ JANMOHAMED
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 25, 2015

Sheniz Janmohamed is an artist educator, spoken word artist and the author of two collections of poetry: Bleeding Light and Firesmoke (Mawenzi House). When she's not facilitating writing workshops, she's drinking coffee and pretending to write. Her talk investigates where the borders of belonging begin and end? What is the inner landscape of one's heart? Is home a place or a journey? 

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You See, I Say: Transforming Pictures to Prose

BY HYACINTHE MILLER
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

Hyacinthe Miller feels strongly that words are magic. She is an omnivorous reader, a world traveller, blogger and content curator. She shares about how, as a writer with a vivid imagination, her perceptions, especially of
the visual, yield stories.  

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The Links between Poetry and Youth Work

BY SOPHIE REA
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Sophie Rea shares the Links between Poetry and Youth Work

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Learning to Speak: Poetry as Pursuit of Truth

BY LAURIE ANN GUERRERO
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2015

"This poem is an ode to every hard-working artist who knows the joy of struggle from which their art comes."

In Learning to Speak: Poetry as Pursuit of Truth from PechaKucha Night San Antonio Vol. 20, poet laureate, Laurie Ann Guerrero looks back at her ancestors’ history of labor and struggle as art, a legacy of poets, musicians, and painters whose artistry was a way to map and ultimately transcend the world. Art, she says, is a pursuit of truth. It was her ancestor’s many generations of that pursuit that ultimately gave her the privilege and position of being asked to make art: the maker, not the object. Through poetry, Guerrero invites us to share in that space of openness, vulnerability and ultimately grace.

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Difficult AND Pretentious

BY DANA CRAWFORD
@ VOL 40 ON NOV 29, 2016

Dana Crawford and Nathan Armstrong LOVE poetry.  They read some to us at PechaKucha Chicago Volume 39.

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Out Loud HSV

BY JESSICA TEMPLE
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 30, 2017

Jessica Temple tells us a little about herself and a lot about Out Loud HSV, a local collective and hub of creative performers and writers.