Open Mic Night hosted at Community Cafe


Photographs featured in Maryanne Pale’s Poetic Scribe. A great night of music meets spoken word (poetry). Keep up the great work to the wonderful team at Affirming Works. Community banding together for our youth 🙂

Creative Talanoa

On Wednesday 27th March 2013, Dietrich Soakai, Marina Alefosio, Mafi Tavo, Lina Tukunga, Luti Richards, Sacha Norrie, Victor Kalolo and I performed spoken word poetry on behalf of the South Auckland Poets Collective (SAPC) at the Open Mic Night hosted at the Community Cafe in Otahuhu, Auckland. The Open Mic Night is a community initiative which began in July 2012 offering a creative space for youth to share their talents in music, spoken word poetry and more. It runs each Wednesday evening from 8pm until midnight with a small door charge of $2 per person. The proceeds from the Community Cafe contribute to paying for the mentoring programmes in schools delivered by Affirming Works (AW).

AW works alongside Good Seed Trust to ensure the Open Mic Night is run successfully each week for the youth to attend and enjoy. Good Seed Trust was given a fund to provide an…

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