Elizabeth Macarthur High School
The Disappearing, 2015
Elizabeth Macarthur High School is situated at Narellan, a fast growing semi rural area south west of Sydney. The school draws students from rural areas like Bringelly to the west and the urban areas immediately surrounding the campus. As a comprehensive co-educational high school, it has developed an excellent reputation particularly in the areas of creative and performing arts and agriculture. The school seeks to develop students who are confident, competent, competitive and caring within a supportive co-educational environment
Reigning Australian Poetry Slam Champion Zohab Zee Khan brought his poetry chops to Year 7 students at Elizabeth Macarthur High School. With activities crafted under themes of The Disappearing learning resource, students delved into mysteries of the disappearing and traced connections both fraying and long-gone. Their poems will soon be available on The Disappearing app. You can read their poems here.
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Zohab Khan is an educator, poet and multidisciplinary artist. Since 2006, Zohab has been building a formidable career in spoken word poetry, culminating in taking out the title of the Australian Poetry Slam Champion in 2014. As a motivational speaker, didgeridoo player, and hip-hop artist Zohab has performed in venues and festivals across the world.
Zohab has performed and conducted poetry workshops in over 20 countries across the world and is the co-founder of The Pakistan Poetry Slam. His first collection of poetry “I Write” reached best seller status within 5 months of it's launch. Zohab’s poetry has been translated in four languages. He has made notable appearances at the Sydney, Auckland (New Zealand), Byron Bay, Bellingen, Ubud (Indonesia), Bookworm Literary (China), Sunshine Coast, Darwin, Hong Kong, Karachi, and National Young Writers Festivals. As well as performing at various music festivals including the world renowned Glastonbury Festival in 2016.
As an educator, Zohab’s poetry and self development workshops are in high demand and he has conducted over a thousand workshops in institutions worldwide. His workshops aim to inspire change and confidence in young people through spoken word poetry and brain hacks. With the incorporation of self- development techniques, spoken-word poetry becomes not just a platform for selfexpression but also one to inspire change and increase productivity.
As a 4th generation Australian of Pakistani heritage and having been raised in rural NSW, Zohab has channelled his distinct life experiences into stories with the intent to educate. Zohab seamlessly integrates Urdu and Punjabi into his work as he confronts a range of issues from racism to inequality and socio-economic disparities. Zohab’s high energy and powerful words have left countless inspired.