Sunday, August 20 @ 7:00pm
7-11 Dawson St Brunswick
$15/12 ($20/15 on the door) - or $10 for Patreon Patrons
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Melbourne Spoken Word presents Sierra de Mulder (USA) with support form a powerhouse line-up of Melbourne spoken word artists, to be announced.
Sierra DeMulder is an internationally touring
Come on down to the finest bar in town to indulge your senses: tulip lighting, Absinthe drinking and kick ass poetry! Hosted by Grant Alexander McCracken and Lisa McLean, this casual affair contrasts the extravagant and sparkling surrounds in which it is held. On the last Wednesday of each month at 6pm Poetry at Absinthesalon sees one feature poet express until their heart’s content while sharing the floor with anyone who feels compelled to voice their work. No stage, no mic, just raw natural voices projecting our vibes out into the ether. Join them for a magical night of poetry, community and, of course, Absinthe!
Melbourne-based poet wāni Le Frère transports audiences through the world of a third-culture generation, delivering a raw performance of vulnerability, resilience and honesty in an evening of spokenword poetry.
An ode to the flourishing of life and the telling of the untold, Tales of an Afronaut pays tribute to the incredible lineage of storytelling embedded deep within the black/African diaspora. Through a lens both retrospective and current, Tales of an Afronaut is an evening like nothing else.
Created & Performed by: wāni Le Frère
Image: Ruth Ruach
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
After the grand delight that was last years MPU Trust Fund Dinner, they are back on Lygon St for delicious Italian food, friendly company and readings of poetry.
$55 gets you a 2-course meal ($35) and a $20 donation to the MPU Trust Fund (inclusive) to help us reach our TFT (trust fund target).
Set menu includes garlic bread, shared pasta plates and pizza, salads, and soft drinks. Vegetarian food available. However, we have discussed this, if you don’t want to eat from the set menu we can arrange for you to order anything from the Cucina menu and pay the Trust Fund donation and your meal as separate amounts (paying whatever the restaurant charges for each dish).
The restaurant is BYO ($3.50 corkage) or drinks available at bar prices.
MPU Trust Fund President Bill Watson will be hosting the night and he’s quite charming indeed. The MPU hope to see you there.
Nour Alamar performs ‘Chandelier’ at Melbourne Spoken Word’s Fresh Voices on May 9, 2017.
Nour Alamar has been taking her words to the stage since 2015. Her Jordanian roots carry with them the poetic legacy of the Arab world, which lends a grounded spirituality to her stage presence. Nour is a firm believer in the power of voice to transform, create and connect meaningfully to ourselves and the world around us. She is a frequent traveler on the open mic circuit in Melbourne and has a special place in her heart for the barefoot, mic-free stage.
Fleassy Malay performing ‘Reason to Dream’ at the Slamalamadingdong Grand Slam, on May 25, 2017.
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Fleassy Malay is an Internationally renowned, evocative and powerful spoken word artist from the UK. Now based in Melbourne, Australia, she runs one of Melbourne’s most successful Spoken Word events, Mother Tongue. A passionate, powerful, vulnerable and honest performer who’s words and courses leave a profound impression.
With a theatrical and yet deeply authentic performance style, she is renowned for capturing the hearts of her audiences. Her poetry has the capacity to bring our minds to the deep, important and sometimes harrowing issues of our time whilst also inspiring an air of hope, empowerment and divine connection. Her topics often center around her personal experiences as a woman, a mother, her queer identity and spirituality. Her history in Clowning comes through also in her dry yet honest comedy style which breaks up tension and unites both audience and performer. You can find out more about Fleassy at fleassymalay.com.
Charlotte Raymond performing ‘The toddler or the drunk’ at the Slamalamadingdong Anything Goes Slam, on June 22, 2017.
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Charlotte Raymond first discovered spoken word when on exchange in Madrid. Since then she has dabbled in the Melbourne poetry scene, hoping to get more involved. Studying a Masters of Social Work, she is a big fan of critical reflection with her poetic influences stemming from the world around her. She enjoys hobbies that speak directly to her soul and making terrible puns. She is currently writing a vegan cookbook, ‘Beets By Ray.’
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