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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

Renowned performance poets Lorin Elizabeth and Zohab Khan shared their bursting poetic energies with students at Oxley College.

With activities inspired by The Disappearing learning resource and the unique exercise Where I'm From, students investigated the blurring lines between memory and disappearing. They delved into the stories behind experiences rooted to time and place, finding poetic inspiration in the moments of disappearance. Each workshop culminated in a poetry sharing session from students.

You can discover their poems below:

Year 7
Year 8
Year 9 
Year 11
Where I'm From Collection

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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