Splinters & Sparks.

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Dates:   1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th (Aug) & 5th of Sept.
Number of Workshops: 6.
Times:  Wednesday, 4:00-6:30pm

To express yourself, you must first find the right words. But words have a tendency to stumble. To trip and tear and disappear right when you need them most. So what happens when the spotlight’s on you, mic’s at the ready and the crowd is waiting? 

Spark Youth Theatre is collaborating with Sydney's most exciting Spoken Word outfit - Unspoken Words for this special workshop series. 

Join us to discover what spoken word performance is and how exciting poetry can be!

Focus skills: Writing for Performance, Poetry as Performance, Exploration of Identity in Performance.

Facilitated by Gabrielle Journey Jones.

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Gabrielle Journey Jones is a poet, percussionist and event producer born on sovereign Gadigal Land, Sydney, Australia. She is from Maori and African American bloodlines and lives in the Illawarra, NSW with her family.

Gabrielle has shared her poetry on open mics and by invitation at local, national and international events for over 20 years. Her first collection of poetry “Spoken Medicine” was published in October 2017 by Ginninderra Press.

Gabrielle is wholeheartedly inspired by and contributes to creative communities which celebrate diversity, activism, inclusion, kindness and compassion.

Gabrielle encourages everyone she meets to speak their own medicine – to share the stories of their life journey in whatever forms feel safe, healing, authentic and most useful to them.