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Afro Hub is a monthly open mic where poets can share their work. It’s aimed at encouraging African poets in particular but others are able to jump up as well. Performers can register on the day, everyone that registers has a chance to share.
Slamalamadingdong is Melbourne’s premiere poetry slam, being the only slam in Australia currently PSI-certified, with three rounds and high-calibre nationally and internationally recognised feature artists that push the boundaries of spoken word. Slama runs on the last Thursday of every month, with slammers competing for cash, a published video of their work, performance opportunities and the chance to represent Slama at the National Poetry Slam in the United States each year.
Christo Warner, the gesticulating street poet from Byron Bay. Whom having emerged from the bubble has found himself aroused by the potential of the region, and compelled to immerse.
What Washes UP is a progressive exhibition, a poetic, social and musical experiment. First exposing his performance poetry solo at Brunswick Street Gallery, then inviting the public, musicians beyond genres to jam with it at in.cube8r gallery and see what kind of fusion is possible with this poet. To experiment and seek some symbiosis, then return to BSG and exhibit collaborations in its various spaces.
“Specialization in society appears to be creating a disassociation, which can lead to poor connection with the whole. Thus welcome art.”
Solo @ BSG. Thu13th (7:30pm-9). Jam @ in.cube8r. Sat 22nd (5pm-7) Jam @ in.cube8r. Mon 24th (12noon-4) Exhibit @ BSG. Thu 27th (7:30pm-9:30)
The unknowns are many, the only certainties are space, time and poetry.
[email protected] Hills originally began as a bi-monthly reading called ‘Wine and Words’ at Acme et al in Yarra Glen. It was moved to the newly rebuilt Christmas Hills Mechanics’ Institute Hall in 2014. The hall is a great venue for a poetry night and it is fast becoming the cultural capital of the universe! The format is open mic followed by the featured reader and we sometimes end the night with some Scottish/Celtic fiddle music. They have a lot of fun and laughter and no one takes themselves too seriously.
Brave New Voices takes you through a process of figuring out what you want to say. Why we want to say it. And then how to say it in a way that gets our poetry juices flowing – in ways that makes others stop a listen.
The purpose of this 6 week workshop is to explore your ‘voice’ through lens of ‘biomythology’, ‘bio’ – meaning ‘my story’ and ‘mythography’, the critical collection of myths we use to understand the world. By exploring the tales accumulated from personal experience, families, friends and culture, society and history you explore your stories as they relate to your own personal truths. We also learn about how poetry has evolved through out history, you build your poetic toolbox with understanding and skills of different devices and genres. Finally you create your own ‘bio-myth’ poem along with some performance tips to perform it.
The workshop is held for 6 weeks from Friday 28th April to Friday 2nd June. We start promptly at 6.30pm and finish at 9.00pm, there will be a half an hour break during the evening. Herbal teas, coffee and water will be available.
Week 1: Friday 28th April Week 2: Friday 5th May Week 3: Friday 12th May Week 4: Friday 19th May Week 5: Friday 26th May Week 6: Friday 2nd June
The Dan is Melbourne’s longest running weekly poetry venue is now in its 24th year. Every Saturday between 2pm-5pm, The Dan O’Connell Hotel becomes, The Home of Poets. The Dan is a community of poets, who support each other’s work, and endeavour to improve their poetry. Some of the poets that perform at The Dan have been writing poetry for decades, but many, are just starting their poetry journey.
The Dan is also, for people that love to see poets performing their poems. Our poetry audience can listen, and watch the open mic, with a drink and a meal in front of them, you will hear words from around the corner, and around the world. It’s free entry, and everyone is welcome on the open mic.
Give yourself the gift of a living performance, come and experience Poetry @ The Dan O’Connell. Put your name on the blackboard and be part of the open mic. Co-ordinated and MC’d by the Dan Poet’s Collective, Libby, Steve, Anne and Norman.