Emilie Zoey Baker

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Emilie Zoey Baker is an award-winning Australian poet, educator, slam nerd and spoken-word performer who has toured North America, Europe and Asia as a guest of international festivals such as Montréal’s Festival Voix d’Amériques, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in Bali  (2010, 13/14/15) and Ottawa’s VERSEfest. She was also the winner of the 2010 Berlin International Literature Festival’s poetry slam Slam!Review in which she competed as the first-ever Australian entrant among contestants from ten countries. At home, she performs regularly at arts and literature festivals, and has appeared at the Sydney Opera House and TEDx Melbourne. As well as co-producing and appearing in events such as Elemental: Poetry at the Planetarium for Melbourne’s International Arts Festival. Emilie is co-coordinator of Liner Notes, an annual literary cabaret celebrating a classic album, during the Melbourne Writers Festival. In 2013 she toured Indonesia with the renowned Woman Of Letters storytelling series, performing in Jakarta and Jogjakarta and later that year People Of Letters in NYC. She has received five Artist in schools grants through Arts Victoria well as two extended schools residencies most recently at Melbourne’s Harrisfield Primary School with renowned Australian hip hop artist Mantra MC. She has had visits in schools and universities all over the world and in 2014 she was the first ever Australian poet to be core Faculty at Canada’s Banff centre for the annual spoken word program.