writing competition

Emilie Zoey Baker

What: Performance poetry by Emilie Zoey Baker, Angie Hart from Frente and body poet Sabrina D’Angelo, with tea, coffee and cup cakes

When: Saturday 18 May 3.30 – 5.30.

Where: Burrinja Cultural Centre, Corner of Glenfern Road and Matson Drive, Upwey.

How much: $25, $22 for Health Care Holders

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What do you get when you put Angie Hart in a room with a Tim-Tam? Emilie Zoey Baker with a stick of mascara and a salad? The Body Poet with an apple, a ukulele and a plastic bag? You get THE GREATEST SHOW EVER, IN THE WHOLE WORLD.

Join us for an afternoon of beautiful stories, feminist mash-ups, musical collages, Pat Benatar’s Love Is A Battlefield, far flug dreams, mascara commercials, Wide Open Rd, Drew Barrymore, Emilie laughing alone with salad and possibly one (very friendly) bumworm.

Burrinja Café Saturday 18th May 3.30 – 5.30pm.

Poet and spoken word performer Emilie Zoey Baker is the winner of the 2010 International Slam Review as part of the Berlin International Literature Festival, she also toured and performed in Paris, London and Singapore ending at the 2010 Ubud Writers festival in Bali. She toured North America in 2009 and 2013 following an invitation to perform at Montréal’s Festival Voix d’Amériques and Ottawa’s Versefest. The winner of the Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup and multi-Slam champion, Emilie has featured at many writers’ festivals and events. Including the Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Bendigo, Armidale, Albury & Melbourne Writers Festivals (MWF) along with Woodford, The Big Day Out, Women Of Letters and Night Words at the Sydney Opera House.

She is co-coordinator of Liner Notes, a legendary MWF spoken word night dedicated to interpreting a classic album now in its 8th year.

She was the Victorian Coordinator for The National Australian Poetry Slam, the Education Officer at Australian Poetry and is current host of Out Loud, Victoria’s first ever teen team slam as part of the MWF. She speaks regularly in both high and primary schools and has undertaken over 30 Artist in schools residency’s around Australia.


Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses arts activities and events, Indigenous gallery, collection and cultural education, contemporary arts gallery, performing arts, artist studios, live music, workshops and café. Burrinja is located on the corner of Glenfern Road and Matson Drive, Upwey.

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