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The School

Brisbane State High School is a partially selective, co-educational, state secondary school, located in South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

The Project


Acclaimed poet and performance artist Anisa Nandaula presents a five-week intensive poetry program at Brisbane State High School. The program will focus on writing, performance, and collaboration, taking inspiration from a selection of texts about social change and self-expression. 

Participants will create new works, to be published on Red Room Poetry’s website and performed in a showcase alongside Anisa.

The Poet

Anisa Nandaula

Anisa Nandaula is the 2016 Queensland Poetry Slam Champion, the Runner Up Australian Poetry Slam Champion and a nationally renowned poet. This published poet has performed her work at festivals around the country such as the Queensland Poetry Festival, Townsville Multicultural Festival, Women of the World Festival and African Australian Film Festival. Her unique and captivating exploration of identity and politics has been showcased at the Sydney Opera house, Slamalamadingdong in Melbourne and SA Writers Centre. Her combination of performance, engaging use of language and profound ideas can capture the heart of any audience. She is a published author releasing her debut collection titled Melanin Garden.