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December 20th, 2018 by admin

Speaking medicine to get to zero

SLAM POET: Gabrielle Journey Jones will highlight South Coast Writers Centre’s Spoken Medicine workshop in Wollongong on October 22.A workshop in Wollongong in late October is the first of many South Coast Writers Centre events to mark World Aids Day.
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The SCWC is also again running a writing competition, which this year has evolved intoa multimedia competition, open to video blogs, songwriting, poetry and prose.

‘Getting to Zero: zero new HIV infections; zero deaths from AIDS; zero discrimination’, is the World Aids Day theme in 2016.

The SCWC competition howeveris open to any subjects loosely relating to ‘Down to Zero’.

The centre will run athree-hour workshop called ‘Spoken Medicine’to kick start the competition – which runs from October 22 to November 22.

The workshopwill be held at New Outlook Community Centre’s premises at 3 Station Street, Wollongong on Saturday, October 22 from 1-4pm.

Slam poet Gabrielle Journey Jones will speak at the event and explore poetry and prose around the theme of HIV AIDS and well-being.

The workshop will alsoinclude an introduction to performance poetry as well as creative writing.

Jones is the CEO of Creative Womyn Down Under, a community initiative which helps to connect women and creativity.

She has been passionate about using spoken word andperformance poetry and drumming to raise social issues for over 20 years.

During this time, Joneshas also been involved with many not-for-profit community organisations and government agencies across Australia in her professional role as a social worker.

She has developed many interesting ways to incorporate creativity into social work projects.

Jones demonstrated her unique hip-hop style of drumming and poetry recently at the live poetry and music monthly event Say It Sing It, run by the SCWC and Wollongong City Council, with a hilarious and moving winning performance.

World AIDS Dayis held on December 1 each year. It raises awareness across the world and in the community about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.

A SCWC spokeswoman said the workshop will be a great starting point for people who have stories to share for World Aids Day but need a bit of help getting started with their writing.

Workshop tickets cost $10/$5. They can be purchased on the day.

Competition winners willbe announced on the SCWC website and at the end of year picnic, which will include performances and readings.

To submit an entry or for more details [email protected]论坛, call 4228 1021 or visitsouthcoastwriters.org419论坛/

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