Ahmad Al Rady is a spoken word artist, university student, young community leader, social activist, and change maker. He is the co-founder of the Bankstown Poetry Slam in NSW, a monthly poetry reading attracting an audience of over 300 people a month (officially making it Australia’s largest regular slam).
He has performed at the “Speaking of Home” UAE tour, the “Write on the World” Australian interstate spoken word tour and the 2014 Sydney Writers’ Festival.
Ahmad is an instigator within the Australian community for raising the importance of the arts and providing performers with an avenue to speak their mind. He founded ‘Stand Tall, Speak Out!” Australia’s largest youth spoken word program. He also mentors youth of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and works in street outreach and community project development.
Ahmad has shared the stage with HBO Def Jam poets Amir Suliman and Mark Gonzales and renowned Australian poets, Luka Lesson and Candy Royalle amongst others.
In 2013 and 2014 Ahmad became a published author, compiling, editing and publishing Bankstown Poetry Slam’s first and second poetry anthologies, “The Last Conversation” and “On Second Thought”.
Check out his blog.