Thursday, October 19 @ 7:00pm
Buck Mulligan's Bookshop and Whiskey Bar
217 High Street,
Has an Open Mic?
Get along to the official launch of Lucid Nature: Poems from a year in Wild Dog Valley
In 2016 Sean O’Carroll left the city with his family to live on the land for one year – unplugged and unschooled. The poems of Lucid Nature were born out of the experience of living close to nature, and far from the buzz of the city.
Sean will be in conversation with Claire Dunn, author of “My Year Without Matches”, talking about all things wild and poetic, telling stories and reading poems from the book.
“The poetry of Lucid Nature is unaffected, raw, provocative, acutely sensitive, and written with an honesty that is both painful and exhilarating. Sean O’Carroll’s work will sit comfortably on my bookshelf next to David Whyte, Mary Oliver and John O’Donohue, poetry I turn to for comfort, and the inspiration to give myself to life fully, without apology or excuse.”
– Claire Dunn, author of My Year Without Matches
Come along, have a fine Irish whiskey in good company and hear stories and poems from the book! Buck Mulligan’s is a cosy Irish Whiskey bar and bookshop on High St in Northcote and is open to the general public. Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event, and if you pre-ordered books you will also be able to collect your pre-ordered books on the night.
All welcome…Free entry…See you there!
Sad that summertime is ending? Sad that such a season was ever invented? Or sad that it is never quite like it used to be? Brunswick Street Bookstore presents “Summertime Sadness”: four poets reading poems to alleviate and enhance these feelings.
MC, Michael “Lana Del Reads” Farrell. Books available at the event.
Emina Ashman performs ‘Ablution’ at Girls on Key, on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Open Studio.
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Emina Ashman is an actor, theatre-maker and poet currently based in Melbourne. She is a 2014 acting graduate of the VCA. Upon graduating, her acting credits include Bock Kills Her Father (La Mama Theatre), Tales of a City by the Sea (La Mama Courthouse), Roberto Zucco (La Mama Theatre) and Too Ready Mirror (Darebin Speakeasy). This year, she performs in Hungry Ghosts as part of Melbourne Theatre Company’s 2018 Education Season. She recently completed her Honours in Independent Theatre Practice VCA, where she developed her play “Make Me A Houri,” a piece that explores the tensions between exercising her sensuality and spirituality.
Girls on Key is a monthly poetry event supporting women and non-binary artists, that takes place usually on the first Wednesday of the month at Open Studio, Northcote. For more information visit girlsonkey.com, their Facebook Page, Twitter, and YouTube channel.
Melbourne Spoken Word was founded in 2015, with the idea of it being a central online hub for spoken word in Melbourne, the place to find out about events, discuss spoken word, and involve the spoken word scene in a unified platform to amplify our artform and bring in new audiences.
A couple of years ago we expanded from a website that people could add their events and submit articles to, to an organisation consisting of a committee from the spoken word community to create accountability and share some decision making. This year, as we move towards incorporation, we wanted to expand that further.
We’re calling out for those involved in spoken word in Melbourne to fulfil some specific roles, namely some people for our new Board and some fresh perspectives in the current committee. We also want to create some co-ordinator roles, including a reviews editor, a comment/opinion pieces editor, some interviewers and a producer to help to produce our podcast and audio-journal, Audacious.
All roles unless otherwise stated are currently volunteer roles, and for people with a passion for spoken word and existing support for the aims of Melbourne Spoken Word. Currently, MSW is applying for grants and seeking other funds to provide payment for roles. We’d love for you to be part of the process of MSW becoming an official not-for-profit organisation for the spoken word scene in Melbourne. MSW believes in paying artists where funding is available. We’re not looking for someone who merely wants to use the role to add something to their CV, but someone who sees the value of this work in the community.
Board Members MSW is in the process of forming a legally recognised incorporated association, with membership, that is registered as deductible gift recipient (DGR) – that’s a not for profit organisation that you can become a member of. In order to do that, we need to form a board, and are calling for expressions of interests,