Alia Gabres is a Melbourne-based poet and storyteller. Her practice as a community arts and cultural development practitioner, facilitator and teaching artist focuses on using narrative for knowledge generation and cultural transmission. In 2014 Gabres was in residence in Indonesia with Kunci Cultural Institute delivering a project that mapped traditional stories and recipes. In the same year she was program coordinator on the Global Express program that launched Dialect, a multilingual publication for emerging writers. In 2013 she was invited as a teaching artist with Minor Disturbance Youth Slam team in Denver Colorado, and co-produced an intergenerational narrative development project in California. 2013 also saw her poetry video Cotton Summer Dresses selected as a finalist of the National Blake Prize. In 2012 she was the City Libraries poet in residence. Gabres is currently a creative producer at Footscray Community Arts Centre.
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