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Come on down to the finest bar in town to indulge your senses: tulip lighting, Absinthe drinking and kick ass poetry! Hosted by Grant Alexander McCracken and Lisa McLean, this casual affair contrasts the extravagant and sparkling surrounds in which it is held. On the last Wednesday of each month at 6pm Poetry at Absinthesalon sees one feature poet express until their heart’s content while sharing the floor with anyone who feels compelled to voice their work. No stage, no mic, just raw natural voices projecting our vibes out into the ether. Join them for a magical night of poetry, community and, of course, Absinthe!
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
After the grand delight that was last years MPU Trust Fund Dinner, they are back on Lygon St for delicious Italian food, friendly company and readings of poetry.
$55 gets you a 2-course meal ($35) and a $20 donation to the MPU Trust Fund (inclusive) to help us reach our TFT (trust fund target).
Set menu includes garlic bread, shared pasta plates and pizza, salads, and soft drinks. Vegetarian food available. However, we have discussed this, if you don’t want to eat from the set menu we can arrange for you to order anything from the Cucina menu and pay the Trust Fund donation and your meal as separate amounts (paying whatever the restaurant charges for each dish).
The restaurant is BYO ($3.50 corkage) or drinks available at bar prices.
MPU Trust Fund President Bill Watson will be hosting the night and he’s quite charming indeed. The MPU hope to see you there.
Christopher James White is a poet and illustrator from Atlanta who’s been travelling the world since venturing to Tokyo two years ago. Come join him for an evening of spoken word poetry. Listen and watch as he shares his poetry and stories through a combination of conversation and energetic performance. His work explores his hurt, happiness, worry, and rage. His stories are drawn from his own life as well as the imagined worlds of his childhood. He explores sonhood, fatherhood, love, doubt, death, technology and Afro-futurism. Come listen to his story or share your own on the open mic at this intimate evening of words.
July 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 Fia Fiell and Jennifer Loveless.
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.