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Slamalamadingdong hosts its annual Grand Slam, at their brand new venue, The Melba Spiegeltent. Finalists from the previous year of slams compete over three rounds for the chance to represent Slama and Australia in the National Poetry Slam in the United States in August.
Featuring award-winning spoken word artists and actors, Joel McKerrow and Anna McGahan performing excerpts from their spoken word/theatre show, The People of the Sun.
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.
Slamalamadingdong presents a special day-long workshop on pushing boundaries with spoken word facilitated by MC_Fembot (Michelle Dabrowski) and Scott Wings. Limited spots available.
Are you ready to upgrade your writing and performance skills as well as get re-inspired? In this full day intensive, Michelle and Scott Wings will guide you to investigate the ways you are already communicating as an Artist and find the pathways for you to push the boundaries of your current medium/s.
They will do this through intense play and re-wilding of the senses, freestyle cyphers and vocal exploration. Most importantly we will bathe you in a playground of possibility by providing access to instruments, physical stimuli and various art mediums.
They will hold you in your provocations, tempt and coach you beyond your current beliefs about yourself and your power.
This is risk taking 2.0, for the brave bards ready to break through the barriers holding you back from deeper trust of the self as well as a wider channel to the energy available to you as a performer.
How much of yourself are you really bringing to the stage?
It’s time to re-define yourself Poet, come and be held.
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.
Be pleasantly challenged and inspired at ‘Be Mused’ – Poetry & Humanity at ‘The Resistance’ – Bar & Café in the heart of Hawthorn. This event was founded and is hosted by local poet Cheung-Ling Wong with a varied guest list of poets with two open mic segments available for all interested poets and lovers of the muses. Chill-out with a Rastafarian vibe on the bean bags downstairs in the large basement shisha lounge that also serves as the poetry reading space. This monthly event is free but cash donations are encouraged as this event is an official fundraiser for the Australian Red Cross and all the good humanitarian work they do around Australia and the world. ‘The Resistance’ is right next to Glenferrie train station and Glenferrie Rd trams.
Write Your Way Forward is a monthly Creative Writing workshop series facilitated by award-winning poet Cameron Semmens
Would you like to: – discover your voice as a writer? – find the right words to express your feelings? – get the literary skills to not just express, but also – impress?
Then this for you!
“Let me help you tap into the deep well of inspiration you have within, and find those words and stories you need to share!” – Cam
1pm – 5pm with a good half-hour afternoon tea break in the middle.
You could bring something to share and have a cup of tea or coffee at the venue.
To bring: Bring whatever you are comfortable writing in – notebook, pad, tablet or laptop. And some snacks for yourself, or to share if you’d like to.
If you can’t make a certain session: This workshop is part of a workshop series running monthly through until October IN TWO VENUES on different weeks. So, the good news is: they are all independent sessions (so come to whichever you can make it to); also: if, over the months, you can’t make your local chosen session, you can consider coming to the other venue – as the session will be essentially the same.