Anisa is a nationally recognised spoken word poet, play writer, educator and published author. She is the 2016 Queensland Poetry slam champion and runner-up for the Australian poetry slam championships. In 2017, she published her first book Melanin Garden and won the XYZ Innovation in Spoken Word Prize. She has performed at the Sydney Opera house, Splendour in the Grass, Queensland Poetry festival, Women of the world festival and toured the country sharing stories of love and courage. Anisa is also the co-founder of the arts collective Voices of Colour which creates spaces for migrant, refugee and first nations artists to share their work.
Spoken Word workshops in schools
Workshops at conferences and festivals
Presentations at professional development events
Absolutely amazing. Most inspiring and moving speaker I have ever seen.
The Healing Foundation - July 2021The Healing Foundation - July 2021Anisa Nandaula
Anisa was fantastic - flexible to meet our needs and adapting to last minute changes due to exam week. Her poetry performances were riveting and definitely struck a chord, especially with our Year 8s who have asked us to purchase her book. We would definitely invite Anisa back again.
Aquinas College - October, 2020Aquinas College - October, 2020Anisa Nandaula
Anisa engaged well with the students and they are still raving about her performance.
St Benedict's College - August 2020St Benedict's College - August 2020Anisa Nandaula
The workshop was incredibly liberating. The whole thing (but in particular the 7 minute poem) enabled me to just write down everything unfiltered. It helped me to realize feelings that I had repressed and joked about without ever properly acknowledging. Thank you
Music Industry College - 2019Music Industry College - 2019Anisa Nandaula