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Poetry of Palestine

  • The Urban Cow Studio Cinema Place, East End Adelaide, SA, 5000 Australia (map)


Poetry of Palestine

31 January 2018, 6pm-9pm

Enjoy an evening of verse, spoken word and poetry from Palestine, including the sublime poetry of Palestine's national poet, Mahmoud Darwish.

Tickets: $20 / $10

Venue: The Urban Cow Studio, Cinema Place, East End Rundle St, Adelaide city

Event will be catered and bar available.


Guest speakers include:

Samah Sabawi

Samah Sabawi

Samah Sabawi - Samah is a political commentator, author and playwright. She is a Policy Advisor to Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, and member of the board of directors for the National Council on Canada Arab Relations (NCCAR). Sabawi wrote and produced Cries from the Land (Canada 2003), Three Wishes (Canada 2008) and Tales of a City by the Sea (Palestine & Australia 2014), and co-edited Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas (2016). Her past work includes being public advocate for Australians for Palestine, Executive Director for the National Council on Canada Arab Relations (NCCAR) and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Canadian Foreign Service Institute’s Centre for Intercultural Learning.

Paul Blackwell

Paul Blackwell

Paul Blackwell - Paul is an Adelaide-based Australian stage and film actor. Graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1981, Blackwell has worked with every major Australian theatre company. In over thirty years of productions for the State Theatre Company of South Australia his notable performances include Things I Know To Be True (2016), Eh Joe (2015), Waiting For Godot (2006) and John Doyle’s Vere (Faith) (2013), a co-production with the Sydney Theatre Company in which he played the title role. Performing extensively with Brink Productions Blackwell has developed a close working relationship with Artistic Director Chris Drummond. Standout performances include The Clockwork Forest (2007), When The Rain Stops Falling (2008) The Hypochondriac (2009) and The Aspirations of Daise Morrow (2015).

Other speakers include Rami Saaid, Palestinian-Australian poet; and Beljana Dally.

A selection of photos from the event:

An event in AFOPA's Showcasing Palestine project



Earlier Event: 27 January
Adelaide rally - Free Ahed Tamimi