Friday, March 3 @ 7:00pm
5 Francis Street,
$15 ($30 with book)
Has an Open Mic?
You are joyously invited to the launch of the first book by poet John Englezos, ‘If The World Were Upside Down.’ Launched with poetry, music, food and celebration. Performers to be announced.
John Englezos is a freelance photographer, a spoken word poet and Melbourne’s 2015 Poetry Slam Champion. A regular contributor to the Melbourne poetry scene, he has featured at TedX St Kilda, Slamalamadingdong, Voices in the Attic, ProudSpoken, Ex Libris Writer’s Festival, White Night 2016, Melbourne’s World Refugee Day Rally, and Multicultural Arts Victoria’s showcase Common Ground for the Emerge Writer’s Festival. His work centres around notions of hope, identity and wonder. He has mentored and run workshops for creative people in the fields of live performance and the visual arts; is cohost of Faith Speaks and has just published his first book.
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.
Slamalamadingdong winner Nour Abouzeid performs ‘Talking Politics’ on November 30, 2017.
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Adelin Zipman performs ‘Scared’ at Slamalamadingdong on September 24, 2017 at The Melba Spiegeltent.
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Adelin Zipman is a 14 going on 15 Melbourne poet. Born to Russian-Jewish parents, she takes pride in her heritage and has a great passion for learning languages and different cultures. Adelin is a bright newcomer to the Melbourne poetry scene having only started in July of 2017. Since then, she has attended open mics almost every single week or as often as she can. She likes reading, linguistics, watching YouTube and cooking without a recipe.