Celebrate the Inner West’s best storytellers in this ten-day festival
Unspoken Words festival returns for another year of inspiring storytelling sessions and workshops. Organiser Emma Rose Smith and her team have curated a program extending over ten days of performances, installations, workshops and discussions to pay respect to the creative communities of the Inner West.
This year’s theme is ‘health and self care’, with the program covering masculinity, mental health, safer spaces and a few sessions curated by First Nations storytellers, such as a workshop on decolonising writing and storytelling run by Yankunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann.
Come and see community activist and academic Wilo Muwadda, who’ll explore the intersection of LGBTQIA and Indigenous issues in two sessions, as well as festival ambassador Lilli Rodrigues-Pang, who has built her career on captivating both national and international stages with her storytelling.
Sessions are both free and ticketed, but if you’re a spoken word festival junkie, you might be interested in donating to their crowdfunding campaign where you will be rewarded with bonus tickets to other festivals like the ever popular Queerstories or the Word in Hand poetry slam.