Poetry Slam featuring Luka Lesson
Friday 23 August 2019
Campbelltown Arts Centre, Bankstown Poetry Slam and Western Sydney University present acclaimed Australian spoken word artist, Luka Lesson, performing for the first time at C-A-C.
Book your spot to this free event for a night of inspiring and thought provoking spoken word poetry. Hosted by Sara Mansour and feature music act Zeadala (C-A-C Conscious artist); this is a night of literary fire you'll not want to miss!
Luka Lesson is an Australian born poet and rap artist of Greek heritage. Luka’s work engages with the mythology of his family homeland, fiercely political opinions on Australian society and the introspective reflections on his personal life. An author of two independently published collections, two full-length recorded albums and has been commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria.
Recently Luka was commissioned to write a new concerto entitled ‘Macquarie’, with composer Gordon Hamilton for The Queensland Symphony Orchestra. In 2017, established a poetry retreat program in his grandfather’s village on the Greek island of Rhodes.
Luka uses education programs as a form of activism and social change in schools and universities worldwide. His poem ‘May Your Pen Grace The Page’ will appear on the NSW Australian high school English curriculum from 2019-2024.