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Sunday, June 17 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
No place like home: words + music

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Join our Israeli guest poet and founder of Ars Poetica, Adi Keissar, and local poets including Ruth Fesseha, as they perform their poems on the theme of ‘HOME’, hosted by Poetica MC Miriam Hechtman. We will also be entertained by the lilting sounds of Simon Starr and Yuval Ashkar. This will be an open mic event and we encourage Limmud participants to bring along their own poetry, prose or acoustic song to share with the audience. This will be a stirring night of wordsmithing — prepare to be inspired.

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Miriam Hechtman

Miriam Hechtman is a journalist, creative producer and poet. She is passionate about women’s rights, rituals and community, and feels particularly alive when meeting new people, listening to their stories and connecting with them. Miriam founded and hosts POETICA, a monthly open... Read More →

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Yuval Ashkar

Yuval Ashkar is a composer, oud player and vocalist. His unique style of oud playing has evolved through a synthesis of Turkish, Iraqi, Egyptian and North African influences and techniques. Yuval has worked with a large range of musicians from different musical backgrounds, including... Read More →
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Ruth Fesseha

Ruth studies Arts/Law at the University of Sydney and works in the not-for-profit sector. She has volunteered extensively — promoting cultural awareness and advocating on issues such as female genital mutilation. She participated in the 2017 NSW Jewish Board of Deputies 'We Are... Read More →
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Adi Keissar

Poet & Founder of Ars Poetica
Adi is an Israeli poet of Yemenite descent and the founder of the popular Ars Poetica, a project which initiated a new wave of Mizrahi poetry in the form of readings combined with Middle Eastern music and dancing. Adi received the Bernstein Literary Award for her first book Black... Read More →
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Simon Starr

One part sound adventurer, two parts musical monk, Simon Starr has compulsively taken the road less travelled. After a childhood immersed in his parent's record collection, Starr graduated from the VCA in 1993 and since then has performed, recorded, produced, arranged and composed... Read More →

Sunday June 17, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm AEST