Following on from her sell-out La Mama Exploration, Good Greek Girl, opinion writer and author of the bestseller for poetry, Love and F**k Poems, Koraly Dimitriadis, makes her much anticipated theatre debut.
Koraly spent most of her life just doing what she was supposed to. But now she is starting to speak. She’s not sure if she should though. It always comes out wrong…
A one-woman poetic play about the struggle of women to find and accept their womanhood in the face of societal expectations. It is a story of love, family, culture, and the pressure to conform in the face of one’s true self.
“… pulls you close, and explodes – both with you, and at you” – Emily Booth, AU Review
“Ms Dimitriadis is the voice of an angry Australia. Her anger is for the disaffected, the voiceless and the invisible.” – Paul Capsis
Blame Smarty hosts poetry and various artistic shenanigans on stage at Tago Mago each month, featuring a wide range of poets, spoken word performers, sometimes musicians, hosted by Steve Smart, a fixture of the Melbourne poetry scene, so it’s all his fault if you come along and have a really good time.
Sharifa Tartoussi, winner of Slamalamadingdong for November, performing ‘Ya Jabal (Mountains)’ at Slamalamadingdong, November 24, 2016.
Slamalamadingdong happens on the last Thursday of every month at 24 Moons, Northcote. See melbournespokenword.com/events for upcoming events.
A closet poet freshly un-closeted, Sharifa utilises both page and stage to navigate through her Arab roots and her pseudo-western upbringing, discussing everything from the loss of identity and homeland to the humanness we all observe as we travel through life. A fire at heart, tamed only by the oxygen that fuels it, she wavers between waning embers and raging inferno depending on the day and the issue. Most days, she can be found trying to get to the root of all things wacky and wonderful and sometimes, she writes things.
Carmen Main performing ‘An Unusual Work’ at The Owl & Cat Readings on November 6, 2016.
The Owl & Cat Readings are held on the first Sunday of the month at The Owl & Cat Theatre, 34 Swan Street, Richmond.
Carmen Main is a writer and spoken word performer, born and bred in Melbourne. Her style is personal, attempts immediacy, aims to use words economically, and is hugely influenced by pop culture, music and art. She picks up pens to write down feelings. Blurred lines between poetry and catharsis.
Carmen received an Honourable Mention at The Melbourne Spoken Word Prize 2015 and is included in the audio journal Audacious Volume 2, published by MSW.
She has featured at ‘Melbourne Speaks Poetry’ at White Night 2016, at MoreArt 2016, Passionate Tongues and House of Bricks, the Dan, the Owl & Cat readings, and was interviewed on 3CR’s Spoken Word program.
Nathan Curnow reading, Corpse Fete, from his collection, The Apocalypse Awards at The Owl & Cat Readings, on November 6, 2016.
The Owl & Cat Readings happen on the first Sunday of every month, at The Owl & Cat Theatre in Richmond.
Nathan Curnow is an award-winning poet, performer and past editor of Going Down Swinging. His previous books include The Ghost Poetry Project, RADAR, and The Right Wrong Notes. His most recent collection The Apocalypse Awards (2016) is inspired by the absurdity of the modern world and charts our collective obsession with the end times. A recipient of the Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize, he teaches creative writing at Federation University, and is a co-host of the Youtube series Cooking Classic Poems.
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