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
Slamalamadingdong, Melbourne’s premiere poetry slam, invites slammers to pair up, team up, to slam in teams of two or more in a special Double Trouble Slam. Featuring a special ensemble spoken word performance by the Pan Afrikan Poets.
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
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.
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”
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.
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