Festival Program


Storytelling Live: Futures

Sat 25 Aug, 6.30pm
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre

Join us for a night of performances from spoken word artists and poets, curated by MWF and City of Greater Dandenong. Hear from international and local performers in the heart of Dandenong on the theme of Futures.

This session is free, but bookings are required.

Supported by the City of Greater Dandenong


1 hour

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Session Artists

Abdul Hammoud is a Lebanese spoken word artist based in Melbourne. He teaches writing classes and workshops for those looking to explore new avenues of expression.  He's founder of The Dirty Thirty online writing platform and editor/compiler of The Dirty Thirty Anthology. His work covers the war in the Middle East, racial divides and toxic masculinity. He also starts books but never finishes them.

wāni Le Frère is a Congolese born, Aotearoa raised and Narrm based trans-disciplinary artist. He uses his artistic abilities to serve as a platform in his commitment to the flourishing of life, telling of the untold, as well as the collective empowerment of those peoples too often marginalized and not often enough celebrated.

Courtney Sina Meredith describes her work as an 'ongoing discussion of contemporary urban life with an underlying Pacific politique.' She launched her first book of poetry, Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick, at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair, and has since published a short story collection, Tail of the Taniwha, to critical acclaim.

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