Monday, April 11 @ 8:00pm
Northcote VIC AU
Has an Open Mic?
Ruckus Slam is a spoken word open mic event. Using a warped slam format, it’s a competitive poetry night where blood, sweat and tears are the price of entry. And $10. Sometimes poetry is involved. If you’ve seen a slam in action you may have a general idea. But best not get your hopes up. The aim is fun, ridiculousness and stripping away the pretentiousness of poetry. Ruckus is all about giving spoken word back to the people that deserve it: university students with no income and STI’s. What makes Ruckus extra special is its feature guests. Local bands, circus, cabaret, burlesque, comedy, hip hop and more take centre stage, mixing up genres to create a wild night of dancing, words and explosions. Or at least, that’s the aim. We provide the stage, but it’s the audience that gets Ruckus. See what I did there? Words…
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