Oxley College, NSW
The Disappearing, 2016
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.
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:
Where I'm From Collection
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.
Find out more at www.lorinelizabeth.com