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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 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.

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Let's Write a Poem

BY BRENTON CLUTTERBUCK
@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

The title of this presentation sounds innocent enough, and maybe even a little dry.  Freeze that thought!  Brenton Clutterbuck oozes humour, energy, creativity, and passion as he explains the theoretical process of writing poetry.  Literary devices have NEVER sounded so excitinng. Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy Brenton's passion for teaching and poetry.

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A poetic vision - the Sunshine Coast poetry trail

BY JUDITH BANDIDT
@ VOL 25 ON FEB 28, 2018

The Sunshine Coast Pente Poets (including Judith Bandidt, Deanne Lister and Lyn Browne) set off on a mission to bring poetry to the people by making it accessible within the local environment. The first year of their grassroots community project saw the poets investigate a variety of Sunshine Coast locations from 'hinterland to headland', exploring innovative ways of embedding poetry in natural, and built environments and writing about what they discovered. A cross-arts sculptural approach has since been used linking the visual arts with the literary arts through the creation of public art pieces with poetry as an intrinsic element.  

The Hinterland Poetry Trail took shape during 2016 and 2017 at three sites. Inspiration for both poetry and sculptures was drawn from the history, heritage and unique environments of the three locations.