Monday, May 1 @ 6:30pm
Stephen McLaughlan Gallery
Level 8, Room 16, The Nicholas Building
37 Swanston Street,
Has an Open Mic?
“Omar Musa writes hard, beautiful poems about things that are true” — Kate Tempest
Presented by Nicholas Projects in association with Stephen McLaughlan Gallery
Join Omar in celebrating his Melbourne book launch of “Millefiori”. He will do a performance, a short Q&A and a book signing. Also performing poetry will be Abe Nouk and Alia Gabres.
Drinks on arrival.
A collection of love poems and fierce raps, “Millefiori” is Omar Musa’s third book of poetry. Both dream-like and gritty, it also includes scans of draft poems in Musa’s notebook. Heartbreak, cocaine, colonial violence, memory and cave paintings: this is a world full of unbearable beauty and brutality.
Omar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian author, rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, Australia. His debut novel Here Come the Dogs was long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award and the Miles Franklin Award. He was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Young Novelists of the Year in 2015.
Every second Wednesday, behind the bookshelf in Sooki Lounge’s secret downstairs ‘nook’, you will find a collection of Belgrave’s local creatives opening their chests and sharing their heart with one another.
An incredibly supportive environment where each poet is greeted with genuine applause.
Tim Evans performs ‘Poem, Interrupted’ at The 2017 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize, where he was awarded an honourable mention.
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Tim Evans is still recovering from being English and can be found performing his poems at gigs and slams all over Melbourne and beyond. His hobbies are anxiety, depression and jokes and he often does them all at the same time. He’s been published on Audacious Vol. 4, has featured at The Dan O’Connell, Owl & Cat Readings, Poetry at Tago Mago and Poet’s Corner and was a Slamalongdingdong 2017 finalist. Several people have said nice things about his poetry but have refused to go on the record. He likes using self-deprecation but he isn’t very good at it.
Chalise van Wyngaardt performing ‘Truth’ at The 2017 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize. Chalise was awarded an Honourable Mention.
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Chalise van Wyngaardt is a poet, theatre-maker and performance artist who believes truth is found outside the comfort zone. Having performed across Melbourne through numerous events and festivals including White Night, Seven Sisters and The Village fest, Chalise is renowned for her provocative and experimental performance styles that challenge the genre of spoken word at a core level. Chalise’s debut poetry collection Author and Melody is now available online through Melbournespokenword.com, and select bookstores across Melbourne