Friday, April 28 @ 6:30pm
The Knowledge Market
Shop 8-10, 892 Bourke Street,
Has an Open Mic?
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
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.
Tim Evans performs ‘Poem, Interrupted’ at The 2017 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize, where he was awarded an honourable mention.
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Tim Evans is still recovering from being English and can be found performing his poems at gigs and slams all over Melbourne and beyond. His hobbies are anxiety, depression and jokes and he often does them all at the same time. He’s been published on Audacious Vol. 4, has featured at The Dan O’Connell, Owl & Cat Readings, Poetry at Tago Mago and Poet’s Corner and was a Slamalongdingdong 2017 finalist. Several people have said nice things about his poetry but have refused to go on the record. He likes using self-deprecation but he isn’t very good at it.
Chalise van Wyngaardt performing ‘Truth’ at The 2017 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize. Chalise was awarded an Honourable Mention.
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Chalise van Wyngaardt is a poet, theatre-maker and performance artist who believes truth is found outside the comfort zone. Having performed across Melbourne through numerous events and festivals including White Night, Seven Sisters and The Village fest, Chalise is renowned for her provocative and experimental performance styles that challenge the genre of spoken word at a core level. Chalise’s debut poetry collection Author and Melody is now available online through Melbournespokenword.com, and select bookstores across Melbourne