The School

Sydney Distance Education High School is a public school committed to excellence and equity in distance education. The largest school provider of flexible blended learning programs in NSW, serving students from just north of Wollongong in the south to Newcastle in the north, and west to the Blue Mountains.

The Project

Spoken Word Poetry with Lorin Elizabeth: THE BIG DAY IN
Sydney Distance Education High School's Open Day

Spoken word poet Lorin Elizabeth will be facilitating two workshops at Sydney Distance Education High School's Open day. 

Have you ever marveled at a clever pun or memorised a rap verse? Have you ever clicked your fingers at a poetry slam, or wondered what in the world that even means? Have you ever wanted to tell your own story in the realest way possible? Then come along to this performance and workshop with spoken word poet Lorin Elizabeth, where you’ll learn poetry and performance skills before you take the stage and share your words.

The Poet

Lorin Elizabeth

Lorin Elizabeth is a spoken word poet from Thirroul who co-founded the Enough Said poetry slam in Wollongong and is currently celebrating the release of her first EP Poems.

She spent 2015 living in Brooklyn, NY, performing at events like the Women of the World Poetry Slam, opening for Candy Royalle’s Butch Priestess International Tour and trying to keep her pothos plant Tiffani alive.

Lorin writes with a mix of rhyme and magic realism, and performs with a raw, authentic style. Her content covers social injustice, travel, love, the female experience... and food.

In 2014, she was a Stand Tall Speak Out youth slam mentor across an amazing six-week program. “Teaching Artist” is her favourite hat and she loves the way spoken word breaks down barriers between young people and poetry.

Lorin recently arrived home after her Finding Crossroads USA tour with Rachel Calleja, and has since started knitting a fairy penguin.

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