Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St, Sydney, New South Wales 2204, Australia

Poetry in Sydney

26 Nov: Sanctuary writing workshop with Sara Saleh

TUES 26 NOV, 5.30-7.30PM


Poet, writer and human rights advocate Sara Saleh leads Sanctuary: a workshop on writing and performance!

Sanctuary is open to everyone, and geared towards individuals with marginalised backgrounds. The focus is on self and community as a place of reflection and existence.

This workshop is FREE thanks to support from Inner West Council.

Sara Saleh

Sara Saleh is an Arab-Australian human rights advocate and long time campaigner for refugee rights and racial justice. She has spent over a decade working for grassroots and international organisations like Amnesty International and CARE International in Australia and the Middle East, from Western Sydney to the refugee camps of Palestine, Lebanon and the Syrian border.

Sara’s first poetry collection Wasting the Milk in the Summer was released in late 2016 and explores themes of displacement (from place, from self), migration, identity and women. Her poems have been published in English and Arabic in several publications.

Sara is a 2015 Australian Poetry Slam NSW State Finalist, and she continues to perform across festivals nationally and internationally, from New Zealand to New York. Wanting to help build a transnational POC poetry community, Sara co-founded the Dubai Poetry Slam in 2015, and its sister slam in Amman, Jordan.

Sara is a Bankstown Poetry Slam Slambassador. She also sits on the board of national advocacy organisation GetUp!, and is currently completing her Juris Doctor at UNSW. Sara is co-curator of the anthology Arab, Australian, Other: Stories on Race and Identity and is developing her debut novel.