Ruckus Slam February Edition

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RUCKUS SLAM

It’s here. We’re back. Let’s do this.

Doors & Open Mic Sign Up* @ 7PM

Slam Starts @ 730pm

Close @ 1030pm approx

$10 Entry

It’s called Ruckus Slam. Perform your original story/poem/diary entry/new year resolution/shopping list in any language that you desire. No props just you. You have 2 minutes of stage time. At 2min 30sec our beautiful audience transform into a chorus of
dinosaurs.

There are winners (apparently) and exceptionally clever features, as featured below:

MANAL YOUNUS is an Adelaide based Spoken Word poet who uses poetry and storytelling to explore issues of identity and politics. Since she began presenting her work the young
Eritrean has performed around the country including in the Sydney Opera house. In 2015, Manal released her first collection of poetry called ‘Reap’.

STEPHANIE DOGFOOT has performed her work all over Europe and Southeast Asia, from the Glastonbury Festival and the Poetry Slam World Cup in Paris to the Ubud Writers and
Readers Festival and the Singapore Writers Festival. She won the 2010 Singapore National Poetry Slam Championships and the 2012 UK Poetry Slam Championships. She wrote and
performed in a one-woman poetry show about activism and identity called Foreigner Go Home (With Me!) which premiered at the Edinburgh Free Fringe Festival in 2012.. She is
currently part of the Sekaliwags, the feminist all-woman poetry collective, and hosts the Singapore Story Slam as well as a monthly spoken word event called SPEAK.

DEBORAH EMMANUEL is a Singaporean writer, performer and three-time TEDx speaker whose work and dialogue has featured at The Singapore Writer’s Festival, Bali Emerging Writers Festival and the Queensland Poetry Festival. Her first collection, When I Giggle In My Sleep, was published by Red Wheelbarrow Books early 2015. Her next book, Rebel Rites, will launch in March 2016.

Deborah’s theatre and television work has been with companies like TheatreWorks, Disney and Mediacorp Singapore. Occasionally she is still comfortable with being a tool for other
artists to tell their stories (since acting is fun), but mostly she wants to create original work that discusses whatever issue is bursting from her insides.

Her dub/psy/reggae band Wobology have lots of fun making music to encourage love and equality. They are currently recording their first studio EP, Kaleidoskopik.

*Open Mic sign up – no shot guns – limited spaces – first in best dressed.
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