Tuesday, May 30 @ 7:30pm
The Artists Guild Studio at Trocadero Art Space
Level 1, Trocadero Art Space
119 Hopkins Street
Has an Open Mic?
Open mic sign-up on the door or put your hand up during the night.
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Harbour @ The Guild provides a supportive space for women writers to present their poetry, prose and experiments with words in an intimate setting. The night is held monthly at the Artists Guild Studio, a cosy workshop and co-creating space nestled among galleries in Footscray’s vibrant Trocadero Art Space. Numbers are limited to just eight people.
The night begins with a surprise writing prompt and twenty minutes of writing. Who knows, you may even write something you feel like hopping up and sharing! Then it’s your chance to take the floor. First timers encouraged. Tea, coffee and biscuits included in ticket price. Curated by The Artists Guild, a peer mentoring hub for female-identifying artists.
Note to performers: The nights are themed, however you are welcome to ignore the theme and choose your own adventure if you prefer. Whatever the subject, Harbour @ The Guild would love to hear your voice. The theme for this inaugural event is “Harbour.”
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.