Courtyard Sessions

A party to celebrate the power of words.

Courtyard, State Theatre Centre of WA

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A party to celebrate the power of words.

Words and ideas come off the page and onto the stage for the exciting new Courtyard Sessions. Grab a drink and join us for two nights of spoken word, music, hip hop and comedy from a range of brilliant writers, performers and RTRFM 92.1 DJs.

On Friday we hear from three of the hottest spoken word artists – Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, Omar Musa and Ziggy, before USA’s Adrian Todd Zuniga hosts Literary Death Match. Touted as Def Poetry Jam meets American Idol, this hilarious competition sees four authors perform a short excerpt of their most electric work before a panel of all-star judges. From 5–7pm, guests from the night will join RTRFM 92.1 for a special live broadcast of Drivetime, direct from the Courtyard.

On Saturday we bring to life Nick Earls’ extraordinary series of linked novellas, Wisdom Tree, through music and readings with local performers. Then Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire bring you a special Perth Writers Festival edition of their smash-hit show Women of Letters – a captivating tribute to the lost art of letter writing.

Full details announced in the Perth Writers Festival program in January. Tickets on sale Wednesday 11 January. Hosted by Black Comedy writer and star Nakkiah Lui.


Follow the conversation on Twitter with @PerWritersFest and #pwf17


Presented in association with RTRFM 92.1


Dates, Times & Access

Courtyard, State Theatre Centre of WA

Fri 24 Feb 
Spoken Word performances 
RTRFM 92.1 DJs 
Literary Death Match 

Sat 25 Feb 
Nick Earls' Wisdom Tree 
RTRFM 92.1 DJs 
Women of Letters 




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