Saturday, September 17 @ 9:00am
Under the Hammer
158 Sydney Road Coburg
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Transform your stories, weaving them together with myth and history to create your own spoken word poem. This two-day workshop will cover all the basics needed to create a biomythography poem. Biomyth poet, Lana Woolf will introduce you to the history and theory of spoken word and biomythography. Using a series of creative principals you will find the stories that are important for you to tell. You will explore different genres of poetry, play with poetic devices and make your own toolkit. Participants will also examine performance theory and have a chance to practice and get feedback on your performance skills. These two days will be all about immersing yourself in a supported creative space that gets your poetry juices flowing.The evening of the final day you will be able to showcase your new poem in front of family, friends and community members at a specially created poetry night.
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