February's Book: The Exclusion Zone by Shastra Deo
About the Book
The Exclusion Zone by Shastra Deo is a collection of poems that paints an incredibly bleak yet moving picture of our future. The book is a poetry of warning, of séance, of incantation – a poetry of what survives, where the apocalypse-to-be manifests in human tenderness and vulnerability.
About the Facilitator
Bilal Hafda facilitated the conversation about Shastra Deo’s collection of poems.
Bilal Hafda is a spoken-word artist that has performed at events including TEDx in Sydney. Bilal runs creative workshops across NSW and works with schools and community groups full-time, at the Story Factory. Bilal currently hosts and runs the Bankstown Poetry Slam.
This edition of A Western Sydney Book Club took place Friday, 24 February.
Attendees joined spoken-word artist Bilal Hafda in a conversation about The Exclusion Zone, a collection of poems by Shastra Deo.
The event took place in the safe and welcoming space at Arts & Cultural Exchange (ACE). Directions are available here.
A Western Sydney Book Club explores books led by guest authors, for readers, in and connected to Western Sydney.