Wednesday, May 13 @ 7:30pm
204 High Street Melbourne
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The next instalment of Girls on Key will be POETRY.
Featuring Anne Carson, Bigoa Chuol and Gemma Mahadeo. We will have musical accompaniment for your listening pleasure.
The focus of the evening is to find a more contemplative space in the sea of poetry readings and spoken word events. Allowing the words on the page room to breathe and be heard, without some of the bells and whistles.
Girls on Key was established to provide opportunities for women performers and to raise funds for refugee girls to learn music through the Fitzroy Learning Network.
Delicious crepes and mulled wine! Can’t go wrong.
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.