The spoken word is a powerful tool for change, and when used intentionally as in poetry and performance art it can change the life of the listener as well as the one who speaks up. The Poets Breakfast is a chance to mix it up and hear from the audience as well as some established spoken word artists.
Erfan Daliri will be hosting this open mic session and throwing down a few crowd favourite pieces himself. Come along and read your piece from the page, or memorise it, or just freestyle it on the spot, we just want to hear what you have to say.
Erfan Daliri is a social change consultant, educator, author and internationally toured performance poet, with 15 years’ experience in community development and a Masters in Communication for Social Change.
He states his mission as instigating systemic change and creating social justice while empowering others to become more purposeful and effective change-makers, social entrepreneurs and champions of social justice.
Whether it’s presenting emotional resilience seminars, performance philosophy sets, activism master classes, or managing community development projects, the throughline of his work is social justice and challenging the status quo.
Over the years he has worked as a consultant and advisor to schools, community groups and organisations including Beyond Blue, Malaruch Aboriginal Corporation, The University of Queensland and Townsville Intercultural Centre, and now works closely with Amnesty International on their refugee settlement campaigns.
As the founding director of the Newkind movement, much of his work focuses on empowering, inspiring and activating agents of social change, with a keen interest in projects related to education, environmental protection, the elimination of economic extremes, mental health advocacy, and working towards gender diverse equality.