Poetry Corners Monash was launched Saturday 25 November in Clayton Community Centre courtyard.
This is the second year of the My Place My Story project that Professor Sue Kossew and Dr Mridula Nath Chakraborty have been working on with the City of Monash and the Clayton Community Centre to create awareness and change through story-telling on different themes important to the community.
This year's theme was Poetry Corners Monash, a poetic exploration into the United Nation's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. A workshop was held with Monash's community organisation partner, Some Kind of Squirrel Productions, on 5 November, to produce poetry around the difficult theme of family and gender-based violence. The outcomes of the poetry workshop have now been curated into a Walk Against Violence and an audio installation in the Clayton Shopping Complex, with the poems being printed on decals and read out by the participants in English and multiple languages.
The project was funded by the LLCL Research Grant Incubator Scheme, Faculty of Arts, Monash University.
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