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Joel McKerrow

Writer and Speaker

Joel McKerrow is an award winning writer, speaker, educator, artist, creativity specialist. Having performed for hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world, Joel is one of Australia’s most successful internationally-touring performance poets. 

Based out of Melbourne, Australia, he is the Artist Ambassador for the aid and development organisation TEARFUND Australia and was the co-founder of community arts organisation, 'The Centre for Poetics and Justice' (2010-2013). Joel was the third ever Australian representative at the Individual World Poetry Slam Championships in the USA and is a highly sought after speaker at conferences and festivals all over the world. He has four published books and four spoken word/music albums, is on the teaching staff for the Melbourne Young Writers Studio and is the host of the highly successful podcast, The Deep Place: On Creativity and Spirituality.

See Joel McKerrow perform at the Better Futures Forum:

Thursday 19 August, 5.10pm - 5.45pm AEST 
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