Saturday, June 11 @ 2:00pm
Chamber Arts & Coffee House
90 High St Woodend
Has an Open Mic?
A celebration of their anthology, Shots from the Chamber, featuring over sixty poets who have read at the event since its inception in February 2013.
To be launched by Katherine Brabon, winner of the 2016 Vogel Award.
Poets will read poems from the book and there will also be a small Open Section.
Come along and help them celebrate the launch of this exciting local publication, which is part of the Woodend Winter Arts Festival.
About Chamber Poets
Hosted by founder of Going Down Swinging, Myron Lysenko, Chamber Poets is a spoken word event incorporating art and music, a short drive from Melbourne in Woodend. With diverse features, there’s an award for the best open mic reader each month with some performances being recorded for YouTube.
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