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).
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