The JAFA Poetry Slam proudly presents MOHAMED HASSAN!
Wednesday September 30th
Doors at 6:30PM. Show 7PM.
All Ages venue.
$5 students and reading poets.
$10 general admission.
Tickets only available via Eventfinda:
The JAFA Poetry Slam is back for our fourth and final qualifying slam of 2019! There is a short open mic open to all ages at the start, followed by an 18+ slam. The winners from this month will move into the Auckland Regional Final in October. The winners of the Regional will travel to the National Poetry Slam later this year.
Mohamed Hassan is an award-winning journalist and poet from Auckland and Cairo. He was the 2015 NZ National Poetry Slam Champion and has toured his work internationally, representing New Zealand at the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2016. His poems have been shared widely online, and have been taught in hundreds of schools. In 2017 he was awarded the Gold Trophy at the 2017 NY Radio Awards for his RNZ podcast series 'Public Enemy' covering islamophobia and counter-terrorism, and his most recent series 'The Guest House' tackles community grief following the Christchurch attacks. His new collection of poems 'National Anthem' is published by Dead Bird Books, and explores themes of displacement, nationalism and mental health.
We are thrilled to be able to welcome our community together in person and will be following best practices to keep our community safe via the government's guidelines on COVID19. We encourage masks within the venue, we will be socially distancing the audience, and if you are feeling unwell, we ask that you stay home and take care of yourself. For contact tracing purposes, tickets will not be available on the door and must be purchased online in advance, and will be capped at 50 people - so get in quick!