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Yarra Valley Spoken Word October 2023

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The original custodians of the Yarra Valley, the Wurundjeri people, didn’t write. Their wisdom travelled through time in songs, stories and dance.  We acknowledge this land’s indigenous ancestors and elders, oral historians of the dream-time. This poetry gathering sits on the shoulders of countless generations of wisdom keepers and spoken-word story tellers.

Welcome to our Yarra Valley Spoken Word Community.

We meet at The Dreaming Space Academy at Yarra Valley ECOSS, Wesburn on the second Friday of the month and welcome you to join us and share your musings.

Ours is a space to share the power of the spoken word, be inspired by our community of artists and learn to write and share life’s depths through this life changing art form.

Families are welcome until after supper, we have a feature artist each month and then Open Mic.

Entry $10 Concession, $15 Full, Children Free.

Please bring a vegetarian plate to share; Entry includes Supper of Dahl, Rice, Hummus & Corn Chips.

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Yarra Valley Spoken Word at The Dreaming Space, ECOSS.

Friday 13th October 2023.


Poetry can take many forms and can be used to depict virtually anything one wants to. Poems can be
small snapshots of an experience, create images of landscapes, birds, animals, humans, express one’s
emotional states, commemorate an event, convey one’s outlook on a particular topic, one’s inner life.
Poems can also be the vehicles for stories, for children and for adults.
Catherine Warner, Scottish, was bathed in a cradle of words from the moment she was born, her father
being an enthusiastic teacher of languages. Her mother was French and so Catherine became bilingual
from birth and grew to love the musicality of French and the precision of the English language. She and
her siblings were read to daily, both poetry and prose, in both English and French. So, it should be no
surprise that she began writing her own poetry in her twenties. She has lived in Geneva, Switzerland,
working as a bilingual then trilingual secretary when she acquired Spanish, in Sydney Australia, and in
Boulder, Colorado before settling in the Melbourne area in 1987. Her love of language also had her
acquire Japanese and live in Japan for a year. Over time, she has written recipes, travel diaries and
articles for an online spiritual newsletter as well as much poetry.
In the October 2023 Yarra Valley Spoken Word Catherine will share some entertaining story poems for
children and the child in us all by well-known poets as well as some story poems of her own. These will
not be challenging, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. And who doesn’t enjoy a story?

Friday 13th October
Yarra Valley ECOSS
711 Old Warburton Road, Wesburn, VIC, 3799
$15 Full, $10 Concession: Light supper included, bring a plate to share if you wish…

YVSW October 2023 Catherine Warner
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