Saturday, July 25 @ 7:30pm
Ground NAB Building 800
Has an Open Mic?
Melbourne Spoken Word is proud to host 2014 Australian Poetry Slam Champion Zohab Zee Khan, at Harbour Kitchen in Docklands, MC’d by Joel McKerrow and performing alongside local Melbourne poe
Slam of the Century is a celebration of contemporary slam competitions. In it, twenty poets will have exactly three minutes to say their piece. The winner is selected by the audience and such shall receive a fitting prize (probably a recorder, I dunno, I’ll see what I can rustle up. Remember, this is all about the prestige, the fun, but mostly the bragging rights, so swing by Sydney Road for a night of slam and debacle.
Note: New venue! Slam of the Century has moved from Preston Lentils, to My Handlebar on Sydney Road.
The Dan Poets is a weekly poetry reading that takes place every Saturday afternoon from 2pm at The Dan O’Connell Hotel. Founded by poet Grant Alexander McCracker, in 1994, it is the longest running poetry event active in Melbourne. Dan Poets are run by a committee of poets who currently include Libby Charlton, Steve Smart, Anne Bowman and Norman Jensen. With a $100 open mic competition on the first Saturday of the month, a free drink for first time readers, and featuring some of the most respected and talented features in Melbourne and Australia, it is a staple of Melbourne poetry and a relaxed afternoon every week.
$100 CASH PRIZE. One Winner. One Prize. Winner voted by audience, secret ballot. Time Limit is 5 minutes. That’s the limit, if your poems goes for less than the 5 minute limit, that’s ok.
ONE POEM ONLY. NO instruments, in competition. If lyrics are your thing, fine, read them as spoken word. Reading a poem from paper is ok, most poets do this.
Anthony O’Sullivan performs “Poem for the Anthem of a Generation” at Beta Poetica, on June 19, 2015. First written and performed for Liner Notes, in response to Nirvana’s “Smells like teen spirit.”
Melbourne poet and convener of monthly poetry event Mother Tongue, Fleassy Malay, launched her debut video, ‘My Daughter’ last Friday in Brunswick. Filmed and edited by Joel McKerrow, with music by Meena Shamaly and Heidi Waddell. Proudly supported by Melbourne Spoken Word.
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