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.
Afro Hub is a monthly open mic where poets can share their work. It’s aimed at encouraging African poets in particular but others are able to jump up as well. Performers can register on the day, everyone that registers has a chance to share.
Omar Sakr performs ‘Ghosting the Ghetto’ at Melbourne Spoken Word presents Luka Lesson, at Howler on March 26, 2017.
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Omar Sakr is an Arab Australian poet from Western Sydney, and the current Poetry Editor of The Lifted Brow. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Island, Overland, Meanjin, Mascara Literary Review, Verity La, Strange Horizons, Red Room Company, Tincture, and Antic, among many others. He received the runner-up award in the Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets (2015), and his debut collection, These Wild Houses, is out now with Cordite Books. His poetry has been translated into Arabic as well as Spanish, and anthologised in Best Australian Poems 2016 (Black Inc) and Contemporary Australian Poetry.
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.