Sunday, November 27 @ 2:00pm
4 Ibbottson St Watsonia
Has an Open Mic?
Continuing the tradition of stellar chapbooks presented by Melbourne Poets Union, they are proud as punch to bring you Union Poets Series #23, ‘about coffee and life…’, the first collection by loveable English rose/rogue, Christina Spry.
Witty and wise, soulful and concise, Christina is one of their favourites and they hope you can attend what they are sure will be a fine afternoon of poetry, wine and nibbles. Christina continues to grow as a poet (as should we all) and her readings absolutely enhance her words on the page.
Carmel Macdonald-Grahame will be performing official launch duties with Steve Smart as MC for the arvo.
‘about coffee and life…’ was edited by Fee Sievers and the cover design and photography are the work of John Spry.
Watsonia Library is located right next to Watsonia train station, so very easy to get to (walk out of the station, left on the overpass and if you can’t see a library you’ve gotten off at the wrong stop silly).
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.