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Yarra Valley Spoken Word Feb 2024 – Feature Poet Julie Dawson

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Welcome to 2024 Yarra Valley Spoken Word…

Meeting monthly in the Dreaming Space Dome at ECOSS we have a wonderful line up of Feature Poets and Open Mic Opportunities to enjoy…

This month, on Friday, 9th February we are excited to be introducing Julie Dawson to the Dome.

Some words from Julie:

I’m a former wildlife conservationist who, after eight years of working in anti-poaching and human-wildlife conflict resolution in Kenya, reached a state of total burnout.  My return home has coincided with a return to self and the slow, ongoing dissolution of the colonial structures my worldview is founded upon. After several years of therapeutic creative expression, I am now emerging as a writer, artist, photographer and potter.

My return to creative practice began with photographing and writing with, rather than about, the natural world. I then began to make ink and paint from the plants and landscapes I was being drawn to photograph and write with. Ink and pigment making has become central to the way in which I re-story relationship with myself, the earth and Country. When I make marks with these alive substances, I seek to get out of the way and let the subtle energies of the land tell their own story.

Born and raised near Warragul on Gunai/Kurnai Country, I now live and create in Warburton on Wurrundjeri land.

Second Friday of every month:

Feb 9, March 8, April 12, May 10, 2024

6 – 8.45 pm

The Dreaming Space Dome

Yarra Valley ECOSS – 711 Old Warburton Hwy, Wesburn

$15 Full / $10 Concession

$10 supper available

6pm – Doors open

6.30 – Family poetry workshop & open mic

7.00 – Dinner

7.30 – Feature poet (12yrs+)

8.00 – Open mic

Call Chris: 0414 306 772

or search Yarra Valley Spoken Word on Facebook

Yarra Valley Spoken Word Feb 2024 Julie Dawson
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