Spoken word poet Zohab Khan to feature at Geek After Dark
Georges River Administrator John Rayner is inviting people to attend the next Geek After Dark talk at Hurstville Library, featuring champion spoken word poet Zohab Khan.
Mr Rayner said this event on Thursday 25 August 2016 will be a great opportunity for young members of the Georges River area to hear from one of Australiaâs great artistic performers.
âZohab has been building a formidable career in spoken word poetry since 2006, drawing inspiration for his work from his life growing up in rural NSW and his Pakistani heritage,â he said.
âIn the time that he has been performing, Zohab has taken out the title of 2014 Australian Poetry Slam Champion, and was a finalist in the 2014 International Poetry Slam in Madrid.
âZohabâs experiences in poetry have taken him all over the world, having performed on stages across Western Europe, South East Asia, China, Pakistan and even the Middle East.
âHe has also made appearances and spoken about his work at the Sydney, Auckland, Ubud (Indonesia) and Bookworm Literary (China) writersâ festivals.â
Mr Rayner said as an artist, motivational speaker and educator, Zohab has conducted over a thousand workshops around the world on spoken word poetry.
âThrough these workshops, Zohab aims to inspire change and confidence in young people,â he said.
âI encourage anyone interested in poetry to come along to Hurstville Library and attend this interesting event.â
The Geek After Dark event series is held on the last Thursday of every second month featuring talks from comedians, artists, writers and performers.
Where: Hurstville City Library, corner of Queens Road and Dora Street, Hurstville
When: Thursday 25 August 2016, 6.30pmâ7.30pm
Bookings: Bookings are essential â please head to www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/lmg to secure your spot.
For more information on Zohab, please head to www.zohabzee.com .