Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mother Tongue Tuggeranong: Multicultural Poetry Showcase and Workshops

Celebrate the variety of languages and cultures of Canberra! Anyone who speaks a language other than is welcome to participate. No experience is necessary, and any language or mix of languages is welcome. All events are free.

Writing workshop
Meet other people who write in languages other than English and share ideas to start writing and give your words impact. Have a go with fun writing activities. Anita Patel will be our guest tutor. Anita is a writer and teacher who writes and performs poetry in Bahasa Malay and English.
  • Saturday 15 October 2016, 2pm-4pm 
  • TAC Shopfront, Tuggeranong Hyperdome
Performance workshop
Have a go at reading or reciting out loud for an audience. We will try fun activities to manage nerves and speak confidently (including with a microphone) and increase the effect of our words on the audience, in any language.
  • Saturday 22 October 2016, 2pm-4pm 
  • TAC Shopfront, Tuggeranong Hyperdome
Mother Tongue Multilingual Poetry Showcase
Speak a language other than English? Sign up to share your words! All languages welcome, in any style of poetry from traditional forms to hip hop. Each person will have up to 4 minutes to read or recite a poem or story in their language or a mix of languages which can include English. Original work is encouraged!
  • Saturday 29 October 2016, 6pm-8pm 
  • Tuggeranong Arts Centre
For more information, to register for a workshop or sign up for the showcase: email, call Jacqui on 0433 845 900 or visit

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