Friday, September 1 @ 7:00pm
The Provincial Hotel
299 Brunswick Street Fitzroy
$15/12 ($20/15 on the door)
Has an Open Mic?
Melbourne Spoken Word welcomes US Slam poet “Good Ghost” Bill Moran back for a fourth time to our fine city. He’ll be on the international leg of his “oh god get out get out
Battle it out for the title of Victorian Slam Poet Champion.
The search is on for Australia’s 2017 poetry slam champion.
Speak, scream, howl, whisper or even sing your poems, stories, lyrics or monologues in this electric live event where the audience is the judge!
Two finalists from each slam heat will compete in their state final, and the winner and runner-up from each state will compete at the national final in Sydney.
The national champion wins an international writers festival tour prize pack worth up to $11,000!
Hosted by Michelle Dabrowski, performance poet and slam champion.
La Mama Poetica is an evening of some of the best spoken word and poetry to be found in Melbourne. Each Poetica event features four diverse poets, with a range of styles and personalities – some established, others emerging. It will always be the place to come to hear our finest Melbourne poets, as well as the new and cutting edge contemporary poets.
The first poetry events held at La Mama Theatre date back to the 1970s, and La Mama Poetica is proud to continue the presentation of poets at this much-loved venue. Currently, Poetica is held at the heritage-listed La Mama Courthouse Theatre, an icon of the performing arts in Melbourne. It is a beautiful intimate space for poets to perform in.
La Mama Poetica is curated by Amanda Anastasi and is held quarterly on a Tuesday night, usually in February, April, August and October.Name(required) Email(required) Website Message
August Edition of an ongoing Monthly Night at Bella Union.
At these nights, Magic Steven presents a spoken word reading on the subject of whatever has happened in the past month.
This month’s special guests will be audiovisual artist Sabina Maselli and DJ Jonnine Standish.
Note: This will be the final ‘Magic Steven Monthly’ event at this venue, as Bella Union will soon be closing down. These events will continue, later this year, in a new venue.
Julia Prendergast performing ‘A Dedicated Poem’ at the Slamalamadingdong Anything Goes Slam on June 22, 2017.
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Julia Prendergast is a New Zealand born poet, raised around small country towns in Australia. After first discovering a poetry slam in 2012 she has only recently started to share her work. Although primarily being a fine artist, she cannot deny her hand from pen, paper, words, and eventually a stage. Her poetry is a form of expression and consolidation around topics which she finds necessary to create a conversation around. Through lived experiences with mental health, many of her poems invites you into the un-comfort that is the therapy room she wish she had. Julia believes that if you have a platform to stand on, use it to create change and to start a debate with everyone you may or may never meet.
Danny Hutley performs ‘Thunderstorm Asthma’ at Melbourne Spoken Word’s Fresh Voices on May 9, 2017.
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Danny Hutley is from Essex in the UK, and has been a regular on Melbourne’s open mics for the last two years. His poetry explores distance, fragmenting relationships and dance-floors. He came second place in the June Shenfield poetry award and was highly commended in the John Shaw Nielson poetry award. He is currently working on a collection of short stories.
John Englezos performing ‘When you like someone’ at the Slamalamadingdong Grand Slam on May 25, 2017.
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John Englezos is a freelance photographer, a spoken word poet and Melbourne’s 2015 Poetry Slam Champion. He is also part of the first Australian team representing at the National Poetry Slam in Denver Colorado, 2017
His work centres around notions of hope, identity and wonder.
He has mentored and run workshops for creative people in the fields of live performance and visual arts; is a speaker coach for Tedx St Kilda, is co-host for Faith Speaks and a recently published his first book “If the World Were Upside Down”
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