Saturday, October 8 @ 7:00pm
121 Brunswick St Fitzroy
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Book tickets @ https://eventbrite.com.au/e/…
Ruckus Melbourne hosts a night of poetic and theatrical work, pushing poets to produce shows and longer form work, featuring Benjamin Solah, Chalise van Wyngaardt, Scott Wings, Matthew Caffoe, Carmen Main, Fresh Violet and Sophia Simmons.
“‘Til I Die”
A one-man performance about stereotypes, family and a game of football.
Chalise van Wyngaardt
A discovery and combination of forms as Chalise (one of the young stars of the Melbourne poetry community) folds her poetic experience into a piece of profound theatre.
Scott Wings & Matthew Caffoe
A two-hander comedy by two Brisbane idiots as they wrestle with the hopelessness of their art and the hopelessness of each other.
Extra special guests include:
Carmen Main (audio poetic tale)
Fresh Violet (hip hop storytelling)
Sophia Simmons (play readings)
Afro Hub is a monthly open mic where poets can share their work. It’s aimed at encouraging African poets in particular but others are able to jump up as well. Performers can register on the day, everyone that registers has a chance to share.
Omar Sakr performs ‘Ghosting the Ghetto’ at Melbourne Spoken Word presents Luka Lesson, at Howler on March 26, 2017.
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Omar Sakr is an Arab Australian poet from Western Sydney, and the current Poetry Editor of The Lifted Brow. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Island, Overland, Meanjin, Mascara Literary Review, Verity La, Strange Horizons, Red Room Company, Tincture, and Antic, among many others. He received the runner-up award in the Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets (2015), and his debut collection, These Wild Houses, is out now with Cordite Books. His poetry has been translated into Arabic as well as Spanish, and anthologised in Best Australian Poems 2016 (Black Inc) and Contemporary Australian Poetry.
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.