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The School

Oxley College is an independent, co-educational, non-denominational K – 12 day school founded in 1983 in Bowral. Oxley students have access to an intimate and caring school that is recognised as a school of choice for excellence in education from Kindergarten to Year 12.  Academic learning is at the very heart of Oxley as a learning community, by encouraging students to be intellectually curious, strong and independent thinkers. The Oxley College staff are dedicated, capable and focused on achieving quality learning outcomes for each student.

The Project

On April Fools Day, young Illawarra slam poets Lorin Elizabeth and Zohab Zee Khan teamed up with the Red Room Company to deliver poetry workshops to students from Oxley College using The Disappearing learning resource. Students from Year 7 to Year 11 partcipated in intensive writing and performance sessions and were given the chance to perform their own work.

You can read all the poems from this workshop on The Disappearing app. Download it here for iPhone or iPad devices, and here for Android devices.

You can read Lorin Elizabeth's poem for The Disappearing here.  

The Poet

Lorin Elizabeth

Lorin Elizabeth is a spoken word poet, organiser and teaching artist from Wollongong, who co-founded Enough Said Poetry Slam and is published in Going Down Swinging’s audio anthology.

She has toured the USA poetry slam circuit, featured at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Albuquerque, NM and self-published an EP called Poems.

In 2017, Lorin featured at Canberra’s Noted Festival, hosted The Rumble Youth Slam at Sydney Writers’ Festival and was a workshop facilitator and panelist for The Stella Prize’s Girls Write Up program in Canberra, Sydney and Wodonga.

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