Chalise van Wyngaardt performing ‘Return to Sender’ at the Owl & Cat Readings on May 1, 2016.

Born and bred in South Africa, multi-platform writer and performer Chalise van Wyngaardt lives and breathes for the power of words to rouse a crowd and change minds. She combines heavy issues of faith, love, sexuality, culture, politics, addiction and identity with abstract mythology and historical exploration. Her quest: to weave together a comprehension of fractured connections between the human and the divine – and the pilgrimage has scarcely begun.

Benjamin Solah

Benjamin Solah

Benjamin Solah is a writer, poet, spoken word artist, activist and the Director of Melbourne Spoken Word. He grew up in Western Sydney before calling Melbourne home in 2008, where he's performed since 2010 around Melbourne's regular spoken word and poetry nights including Passionate Tongues, The Dan Poets, Voices in the Attic and House of Bricks as well as the NGV and White Night. He's released a chapbook, broken bodies, and two spoken word albums, Duel Power with Santo Cazzati and The World Doesn't Make Sense EP.
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