Joel McKerrow is an award-winning writer, speaker, educator, creativity specialist and one of Australia’s
most successful performance poets. He is the Artist Ambassador for the aid and development organisation
TEAR Australia and co-founded The Centre for Poetics and Justice. He walks alongside young people in their quest for spiritual and identity formation and is in demand worldwide as a speaker on creativity,
persona formation and social justice.
He and his family are members of Eastern Hills Community
Church in Melbourne.
About six years ago, on the holy island of Lindisfarne in a 500-year- old house owned by the community of Aiden and Hilda, I began to write a book ... about my own spiritual journey; a book about questioning life and the world when the reality of our lives become unravelled by the circumstances of our lives. How we hold together who we are; the way we see the world, our spirituality, our understanding. How can we come to a place of being woven when everything feels so unravelled. It’s been a long time coming.
Latest from Joel
What Story Taught Me About God
Discover the power of stories in shaping our lives. A thought-provoking read on the impact of the stories we tell and the stories we consume.
What Dancing Taught Me About God
Discover the hidden language of the soul of the body through dance. Embrace your whole self and find freedom in movement. A powerful, personal journey.
What Painting Taught Me About God
Discover the transformative power of unlearning and relearning in this touching article about finding beauty in unexpected places