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Sad that summertime is ending? Sad that such a season was ever invented? Or sad that it is never quite like it used to be? Brunswick Street Bookstore presents “Summertime Sadness”: four poets reading poems to alleviate and enhance these feelings.
MC, Michael “Lana Del Reads” Farrell. Books available at the event.
Hosted by ‘the patron-saint of Melbourne poetry,’ poet and photographer Michael Reynolds, what began as a one-off gig on Valentine’s Day in 1999, has turned into one of the longest running gigs in Melbourne, now hosted every second Monday at The Brunswick Hotel, with a diverse range of features from Melbourne and sometimes from beyond, and a substantial space for open mic, it is great for first time readers or performers.
To the Ends of the ‘Verse is all open mic, all the time, hosted between two venues, The Skylark Room out east in Upwey and at the warm and cozy Open Studio in the inner-northern suburb of Northcote. Hosted by poet Justine Walsh, it began as a spoken word poetry event for Belgrave’s inaugural End Of The Line festival in November 2012 and has been hosting events ever since.
Yarra Libraries presents ‘The Telling Tree’, an installation based, interactive, community storytelling project. A weekly creative writing project for emerging, established and non-writers alike!
‘Emerging Writers Group’ (*16-25 years old) Join a group of emerging writers as we explore and work with ‘fruit’ from The Telling Tree. There will be time for writing, drawing, collage-making, chatting and sharing. We will also set a new prompt for the tree each fortnight. (dates – 7.02, 21.02, 07.03, 21.03, 04.04, 18.04)
‘Open writing sessions’ (*open to all ages) The group will write quietly for 90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes to share and chat. You can respond to ‘fruit’ from The Telling Tree or work independently on your own project. There is no work-shopping, so it doesn’t matter what you are writing or which language you are writing in! (dates – 14.02, 28.02, 14.03, 28.03, 11.04, 25.04)
Writing from these sessions can be submitted and considered for publication in an anthology/zine.
BYO laptops/writing materials. Wi-Fi and power available. Tea/Coffee/Biscuits served.
You do not need a ticket to attend this event.
Every second Wednesday, behind the bookshelf in Sooki Lounge’s secret downstairs ‘nook’, you will find a collection of Belgrave’s local creatives opening their chests and sharing their heart with one another.
An incredibly supportive environment where each poet is greeted with genuine applause.
The February Edition of a monthly spoken word event. At these events, Magic Steven performs a spoken word set about whatever has happened in the past month.
Special Guests this month: Sarah Mary Chadwick + Sezzo Snot