Event Recap / First Friday with Miles Merrill

Miles Merrill joined us for First Friday to discuss the projects and programs of his ground-breaking poetry slam organisation, Word Travels.

First Friday with Miles Merrill

First Friday, our monthly conversation with an industry professional, is a chance for our community to learn more about the writing and publishing industry. This November, we invited you to our online event with Miles Merrill, Creative Director of Word Travels. Watch the zoom recording here.

Fittingly, Miles was travelling between writing festivals and joined us from the queue at Denpasar Airport for an insightful chat (and a great armchair travel experience).

Word Travels runs major spoken word literary events around Australia and the Asia Pacific. They inspire spoken word artists, poets, hip-hop artists, storytellers and monologists to share their stories, explore their creativity, and connect with their communities primarily through live performance. Catch up on our First Friday zoom recording to hear Miles discuss the projects and programs of this ground-breaking not-for-profit.

Explore the rest of our conversations with other First Friday guests on our YouTube channel

Miles Merrill is a writer, performer, facilitator and event coordinator who combines poetry with theatre, experimental audio, hip-hop beats, stand-up and, occasionally, political confrontation. Originally from Chicago (birthplace of slams), Miles introduced poetry slam to Australia, co-wrote and co-directed ‘Slamming for the Sydney Festival’ and performed with UK DJ Billy Bizniz at the Sydney Opera House. Internationally, Merrill has performed in Krakow’s Audio Art Festival, and writers’ festivals in Bali, Beijing, Vancouver and Calgary. He’s the ideas and meetings person.

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