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
Battle it out for the title of Victorian Slam Poet Champion.
The search is on for Australia’s 2017 poetry slam champion.
Speak, scream, howl, whisper or even sing your poems, stories, lyrics or monologues in this electric live event where the audience is the judge!
Two finalists from each slam heat will compete in their state final, and the winner and runner-up from each state will compete at the national final in Sydney.
The national champion wins an international writers festival tour prize pack worth up to $11,000!
Hosted by Michelle Dabrowski, performance poet and slam champion.
Julia Prendergast performing ‘A Dedicated Poem’ at the Slamalamadingdong Anything Goes Slam on June 22, 2017.
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Julia Prendergast is a New Zealand born poet, raised around small country towns in Australia. After first discovering a poetry slam in 2012 she has only recently started to share her work. Although primarily being a fine artist, she cannot deny her hand from pen, paper, words, and eventually a stage. Her poetry is a form of expression and consolidation around topics which she finds necessary to create a conversation around. Through lived experiences with mental health, many of her poems invites you into the un-comfort that is the therapy room she wish she had. Julia believes that if you have a platform to stand on, use it to create change and to start a debate with everyone you may or may never meet.
Danny Hutley performs ‘Thunderstorm Asthma’ at Melbourne Spoken Word’s Fresh Voices on May 9, 2017.
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Danny Hutley is from Essex in the UK, and has been a regular on Melbourne’s open mics for the last two years. His poetry explores distance, fragmenting relationships and dance-floors. He came second place in the June Shenfield poetry award and was highly commended in the John Shaw Nielson poetry award. He is currently working on a collection of short stories.