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Do you know a budding poet, who doesn't know it or – better still – one who does know it and wants to learn more?
At this workshop, kids will get the chance to learn some of the basics of poetry and spoken word from Melbourne spoken-word artist and aficionado Abdul Hammoud. Abdul is not only a great poet, he’s also a highly experienced educator, whose words and workshops has taken him across the world, including to the United States and his home country of Lebanon.
He'll teach kids about the building blocks of performance poetry, and the possibilities of rhythm, rhyme and sound.
Suitable for children aged seven to twelve.
Abdul Hammoud is a spoken word artist based in Melbourne by way of Lebanon. He teaches writing classes and workshops for schools and organisations that are looking to explore new avenues of expression and identity.
His art has taken him as close as New Zealand and as far as the United States, as well as to his beloved home country. In 2013, he became founder of The Dirty Thirty online writing platform, an ever-growing group of currently more than 2000 writers who want to challenge themselves every April. Shortly after, he became editor and compiler of The Dirty Thirty Anthology, a collection of poetry from the page he coordinates.
Immersion in literacy is one of the most important factors in determining the outcome of a child’s future – and nurturing a love of books and reading is part of that. Also, kids plus books and writing equals fun. We’re delighted to be presenting a new series of events for the younger reader in your life: Wheeler Kids. Roll up and enjoy!