UPCOMING Events

5th to 8th of September

BRISBANE WRITER'S FESTIVAL

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5th to 8th of September

BRISBANE WRITER'S FESTIVAL

BWF's aim is to connect Queenslanders through story, celebrate leading writers and thinkers from around the world and inspire deep thought and curiosity. For the past 57 years Brisbane Writers Festival has been bringing communities together to debate, share experiences and celebrate the power and wonder of literature. We present over 150 events at the State Library of Queensland and QAGOMA each year, showcasing brave, intriguing and thought-provoking local and international writers to over 20,000 patrons annually. See my schedule here

4th to 6th of October

TASMANIAN POETRY FESTIVAL

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4th to 6th of October

TASMANIAN POETRY FESTIVAL

Launceston, Tasmania.

30th of October

IGNITE Melbourne

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30th of October

IGNITE Melbourne

Ignite celebrates a new order of creative entrepreneurs.

Meet those that brushed hard against the grain, that blazed away with the risk by their sides and fought wars to bring us something terrific.

We can all take an idea from its nucleus and build something truly remarkable, that shapes our world.

28th of November

CREATIVE REGIONS NATIONAL SUMMIT

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28th of November

CREATIVE REGIONS NATIONAL SUMMIT

The Creative Regions National Summit explores liveable, sustainable and healthy regional communities and the vital role of arts and culture within this. 

PAST EVENTS

2019 IBM THINK SUMMIT

·  Featured performer


2019 Somerset Storyfest Gold Coast

·  Featured author (for Limelight) and poetry performances


2019 STOP ADANI CONVOY

· Participant


2019 STAND UP FOR THE FUTURE - Book Launch 

·  Featured performer 


2019 Room to Read Australia

· Slam Poetry performance at the End of Impossible  charity gala


2019 Greenpeace Australia Pacific

· Slam Poetry campaign; "Let's Make More Minutes Count"  written by Solli Raphael, performed by Solli Raphael, filmed and produced by Greenpeace Australia


2019 World Vision Australia

· Collaboration for the vulnerABLE campaign


2019 Adelaide Writer's Festival

·  Slam Poetry performances & book signings


2019 AIME, Melbourne Exhibition Centre

· Slam Poetry Performance


2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Queensland AUSTRALIA

· Solo Live Slam Poetry Performance 

Audience: 35,000 people, and televised to 1.5 billion people around the world


2018 TEDx Sydney - HUMANKiND, International Convention Centre, Sydney AUSTRALIA 

· Solo Live Slam Poetry Performance

Audience: 5000+ people


2018 TEDxBlighStreet

1 Blight Street SYDNEY

· 10 minute talk "Follow Your Passion" Has a New Definition
 

2018 oOh!Media Conference, International Convention Centre, Sydney AUSTRALIA 

· Solo Live Slam Poetry Performance

Audience: 70+ people


2018 Australian Poetry Slam National Finals

Sydney Opera House 

· Feature Poet and Guest Speaker


2017 National Australian Slam Poetry Finals, Sydney Opera House, AUSTRALIA

· All-adult poetry competition: Solli Raphael awarded 1st place, making him the youngest winner ever

 

The State Library of New South Wales, Sydney AUSTRALIA, 2017

· All-adult poetry competition: Solli Raphael awarded 2st place, placing him in the National Finals

 

The Harry Bailey Memorial Library, Coffs Harbour AUSTRALIA, 2017

· All-adult regional poetry competition: Solli Raphael awarded 1st place, placing him into the State Finals
 



AMBASSADOR/CAMPAIGNS

Dymocks Children's Charity

 

2018 Greenpeace Australia

"LET'S MAKE MORE MINUTES COUNT"

· Original Slam Poetry & filming collaboration with Greenpeace Australia in a campaign

that raises awareness for multiple issues surrounding climate change


SCHOOL TOUR


Tyalla Public Schoool

Mt Waverly Primary School, Melbourne

Camberwell Girls Grammar School, Melbourne

St Patrick's College, Sydney

Roseville Girls College, Sydney

St Pius X College, Sydney

St Mel's Catholic Primary School, Sydney



MEDIA


The Project (news TV program), Channel 10 Studio, Melbourne AUSTRALIA, 2018

· Live interview with the panel about Solli’s interest in the environment, his debut book and a live slam poetry performance


RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly on ABC Radio National, Melbourne, 2018

· Live interview about life as a published authour and a poet


Q&A BtN (news TV program), ABC Studio, Sydney AUSTRALIA, 2018

· Panelist & Youth Representative of Social and Environmental Issues
 

The Adelaide Fringe Festival, South AUSTRALIA, 2018

· Solo Live Slam Poetry Performances x 3

· Duo slam poetry and song with Multi-instrumentalist Adam Page

· Speaker: Youth Poetry Workshop
 

The Project (news TV program), Channel 10 Studio, Sydney AUSTRALIA, 2018

· Live interview with the panel about Solli’s interest in Slam Poetry
 

BtN - Behind the News; ABCMe, (TV show) AUSTRALIA, 2018 

· Pre-recorded segment about slam poetry and the journey of Solli's life as a performing poet


News to Me; ABCMe; (TV show) AUSTRALIA, 2017 

· Pre-recorded segment about the journey of Solli's life as an award-winning slam poet


Have You Been Paying Attention; Chanel 10, (TV Show) AUSTRALIA, 2018 

· Pre-recorded answer & questionnaire segment about slam poetry and the journey of Solli's life as a performing poet


Crinkling News ‘MediaMe’ Live Conference, Sydney AUSTRALIA, 2017

· Media Literacy Leader

· Debate Team Member; topic: Fake News/Is the news for Kids?

· Member of the Live Facebook Debate with Saffron Howden (Crinkling News), Amanda Meade (Guardian Australia), Caleb Bond (The Daily Telegraph), Damien Cave (The New York Times), the Megan Mitchell (National Children’s Commissioner of Australia) and Senator Sam Dastyari


 LATELINE; ABC, October (TV show) AUSTRALIA, 2017 

· Solli Raphael awarded 1st place, making him the youngest winner ever, before and after competition footage

  


Online & Print ARTICLES

·  The Focus, (print and online), September 2018

·  ABC News, (online), August 2018

· The Herald Sun, (print) Sydney, September 2018

· The Sunday Mail (print) Adelaide, February 2018

· SceneStr. (pop-culture magazine print and online) Brisbane and Adelaide, February 2018

· The Sunshine Coast Daily (online/print) Queensland/Australia, April 2018

· The Advocate, (online/print) Coffs Harbour, September 2018

· The Herald Sun, (print) Sydney, October 2017

· The London Times, (online/print) October 2017

· The Advocate – (print and online) Coffs Harbour, October 2017

· Crinkling News (3x articles and online) Australia wide, November 2017

· Promote This (online) December 201