Friday, September 23 @ 7:00pm
Second Story Studios
222 Johnston St Collingwood
$20/15 + BF
Has an Open Mic?
Book Your Tickets at melbournefringe.com.au: https://melbournefringe.com.au/program/…
Enter the 12-poet Battle Royalle here: https://melbournespokenword.submittable.com/submit…
When Marc Smith said he had a vision for poets duking it out in the ring with boxing gloves and created ‘poetry slam,’ we wonder if he thought we’d take it to the next level like this. As part of Melbourne Fringe, this one night only show will put spoken word artists, poets and slammers against each other in the middle a wrestling, entering their bouts like they’re spandex wearing, face paint clad poetry wrestling superstars. Featuring some of Melbourne’s top performers in the spoken word scene, and a 12 poet Battle Royalle.
It’s the poetry gig that we did last year that people still talk about – and we still brag about it. You don’t want to miss this.
The Main Event: Sean M Whelan vs Alicia Sometimes
The Hardcore Match: Scott Wings vs Roshelle Fong
Champion against Champion: The 2015 MSW Prize winner, Steve Smart vs the Slamalamadingdong 2015 Champ, John Englezos
Tag-Team Poetry: Chalise van Wyngaardt & Will Beale vs Tim Train and Eddy Burger
PLUS The 12-poet Battle Royalle. When your time is up and the buzzer sounds, you better clear the ring because the next poet is coming storming through.
Battle it out for the title of Victorian Slam Poet Champion.
The search is on for Australia’s 2017 poetry slam champion.
Speak, scream, howl, whisper or even sing your poems, stories, lyrics or monologues in this electric live event where the audience is the judge!
Two finalists from each slam heat will compete in their state final, and the winner and runner-up from each state will compete at the national final in Sydney.
The national champion wins an international writers festival tour prize pack worth up to $11,000!
Hosted by Michelle Dabrowski, performance poet and slam champion.
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.
Danny Hutley performs ‘Thunderstorm Asthma’ at Melbourne Spoken Word’s Fresh Voices on May 9, 2017.
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Danny Hutley is from Essex in the UK, and has been a regular on Melbourne’s open mics for the last two years. His poetry explores distance, fragmenting relationships and dance-floors. He came second place in the June Shenfield poetry award and was highly commended in the John Shaw Nielson poetry award. He is currently working on a collection of short stories.