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Sultana's Dream
September 2011


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Sultana Party

On 4 June 2011, Sultana's Dream held its official launch party at Melbourne University's Sidney Myer Asia Centre. We counted ourselves lucky that Karen Toohey, CEO of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission attended as our keynote speaker on the day.

Among the celebrations was a moving spoken word poetry performance by Melbourne-based artist Alia Gabres (pictured above). Alia Gabres is a Spoken word artist with (in her own words) “a heart full of words and mind full of prose”. She fell into the world of Spoken Word and it has now become her home.

She is a workshop facilitator for the Centre for Poetics and Justice, as well as a Curator of a poetry explorations series entitled ‘Tell it like it is’ at the Footscray Arts Centre. Through Alia’s voice and words we hear stories that are never heard.

The Sultana's Dream team would like to thank Alia for her wonderfully moving performance at the launch, which mesmerised everyone there and left us all wanting to hear more!