Saturday, November 26 @ 2:00pm
233 Sydney Rd Brunswick
Has an Open Mic?
Download and complete the application form.
Return completed form by email, post or hand delivery on or before the MONDAY 21 NOVEMBER 5pm.
Successful applicants will be invited to recite their piece in their chosen style. Numbers are strictly limited.
Individual applications only – no group entries please.
The Moreland Summer Show is an annual exhibition presenting the diverse and dynamic talent of artists with strong connections to the City of Moreland. This year’s exhibition theme is ‘FACTIVISM.
If you are a writer, poet, song writer, rapper, novelist or orator (or sometimes are) who lives, works, studies or bases your creative practice in the City of Moreland you are now invited to submit a composition to compliment the theme of the show for consideration for a SPOKEN WORD public program event to be held at The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick Saturday 26 November, 2.00 pm.
Each speaker will have 5 minutes maximum in which to read or recite their composition, with a last minute signal bell at 4 minutes.
The MC and bell ringer will be Paddy O’Reilly, author and Moreland Arts Board member.
This is a free public event. Entrants should be advised that their participation will be voluntary.
Catering will be provided for the event. Gallery entry is free as always.
A night for the poetic sweepings of the inner north to degenerate into sleaze, vitriol, and confusion. And rise into revelation, liberating confession and poetic wisps of the sublime. A feast of clashing waters. All in a cozy artsy pup. No features, no list, no limits. Just put your hand up and come on up. Is your piece not really ready? It is for this gig.
The winner of The 2017 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize is Alan Pentland with his piece, ‘Darwin’s Human Race’ performed on Friday, December 1, 2017 at The Wheeler Centre.
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Alan was a teen poet qualified as an architect and became a comedian. He ran Melbourne’s first stand up club Le Joke and was a core member of the award-winning TV comedy Fast Forward. His written work has won awards at international film festivals and in business. A radio ad sold lots of hot water systems.
In 2016 Alan returned to his roots, writing and performing spoken word in small sweaty venues. It’s become an exciting journey in words and ideas. Alan struggles however with grammar rhymes badly, and has no, idea where, to put commas.