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.
Book tickets @ https://eventbrite.com.au/e/…
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.”
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.