The Poet

Joel McKerrow

Joel McKerrow is an award winning writer, speaker, educator, creativity specialist and, having performed for hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world, is one of Australia’s most successful, internationally touring, performance poets. Based out of Melbourne, Australia he is the Artist Ambassador for the aid and development organisation ‘TEAR Australia’ and was the co-founder of community arts organisation, ‘The Centre for Poetics and Justice’ (2010-2013). Joel is a highly-sought after speaker at conferences, schools, colleges, corporate/organisational events, churches and gatherings all over the world. His speaking focusses on creativity, identity formation/self-understanding as well as spirituality/worldview formation. Currently he is a lecturer at Whitley Theological College in Melbourne, Australia and over the last three years has worked with more than 50 schools engaging with over 40 000 students.