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Poetry Panel in collaboration with Writer's Victoria

Wednesday 28th April 2021 7:30pm -9:30pm

Join the Art is.. festival for a panel of readings, discussion and a question and answer session featuring four gifted poets.  An opportunity to celebrate and engage with the diversity of poetry in our own backyard.


This session will be over zoom - a great platform enabling us to bring you artists from across Australia. You will be sent a zoom link via email after registering. 


Amy Bodossian

Critically acclaimed spoken word artist, published poet, and cabaret starlet Amy Bodossian is an eccentric and unforgettable performer who's been captivating audiences for over 10 years with her uniquely wacky, whimsical, heart wrenching and hilarious performances. She's appeared on ABC’s Spicks and Specks and Please Like Me, performed at major festivals across Australia, and headlined all of Melbourne’s top poetry events. She's been nominated for a Green Room Award and won the 2017 Melbourne Spoken Word Convenor's Choice Award.
'There isn’t a pigeonhole in existence that could possibly hold Amy Bodossian. No warning, no apologies. '- FINGER MAGAZINE


Danny Silva Soberano

Danny Silva Soberano is a poet. Their work has appeared in Mascara Literary Review, Australian Poetry, Cordite Poetry Review, Peril Magazine, Going Down Swinging, and elsewhere. Danny currently serves as a poetry editor for Voiceworks magazine, and is a recipient of a Hot Desk Fellowship from The Wheeler Centre in 2020


Evelyn Araluen

Evelyn Araluen is a poet, researcher and co-editor of Overland Literary Journal. Her debut collection DROPBEAR (UQP) was developed through a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Fellowship. Born and raised on Dharug country, she is a descendant of the Bundjalung nation, and now works in the Kulin nations.


Rachel Rayner

Rachel Rayner has shared a love of science and language with audiences all over the world, in particular
Australia, Vietnam, USA and South Africa. She uses various forms of communication to reach
audiences — whether live shows and broadcasts, blogs and articles, or educational activities.
Rachel has been exploring poetry as a method of communication for the past few years, presenting
at the South African National Arts Festival and the Australian Science Communicators Conference.


Moderator: Kate Cuthbert, Program and Partnerships Manager, Writers Victoria

The evening will be moderated by Kate who has worked for more than a decade in trade publishing, notably initiating the escape Publishing imprint of Harlequin Australia, and serving as its Managing Editor. She is also an award-winning book reviewer and critic and is currently pursuing a PhD examining rural settings in Australian popular fiction.

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