Past Event

A Western Sydney Book Club – February 2023

February 24, 2023 6:30 pm — Tickets FREE
8 Victoria Rd Parramatta

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.

Source: UQP

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. 

Event Info

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.


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