Wednesday, June 17 @ 6:00pm
581 Sydney Road Brunswick
Has an Open Mic?
20 spots in the slam. Pre-register at [email protected] or sign up on the door if there's any spots left.
Slam of the Century is a celebration of contemporary slam competitions. In it, twenty poets will have exactly three minutes to say their piece. The winner is selected by the audience and such shall receive a fitting prize (probably a recorder, I dunno, I’ll see what I can rustle up. Remember, this is all about the prestige, the fun, but mostly the bragging rights, so swing by Sydney Road for a night of slam and debacle.
Note: New venue! Slam of the Century has moved from Preston Lentils, to My Handlebar on Sydney Road.
Write Your Way Forward is a monthly Creative Writing workshop series facilitated by award-winning poet Cameron Semmens
Would you like to: – discover your voice as a writer? – find the right words to express your feelings? – get the literary skills to not just express, but also – impress?
Then this for you!
“Let me help you tap into the deep well of inspiration you have within, and find those words and stories you need to share!” – Cam
1pm – 5pm with a good half-hour afternoon tea break in the middle.
You could bring something to share and have a cup of tea or coffee at the venue.
To bring: Bring whatever you are comfortable writing in – notebook, pad, tablet or laptop. And some snacks for yourself, or to share if you’d like to.
If you can’t make a certain session: This workshop is part of a workshop series running monthly through until October IN TWO VENUES on different weeks. So, the good news is: they are all independent sessions (so come to whichever you can make it to); also: if, over the months, you can’t make your local chosen session, you can consider coming to the other venue – as the session will be essentially the same.
The Slamalamadingdong Grand Slam Champion, wāni, performing ‘Lessons Learnt’ at the Slamalamadingdong Grand Slam, May 25, 2017.
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wāni is a Congolese born, NZ raised and Melbourne based poet with a flare for spoken word. He uses his artistic abilities to serve as a platform in his commitment to the flourishing of life, telling of the untold, as well as the collective empowerment of those peoples too often marginalized and not often enough celebrated.
Alal Broughton performing ‘Tough, girls’ on the open mic at Melbourne Spoken Word’s Fresh Voices on May 9, 2017.
Alal Broughton is as lost as she wants to be. Australian born with Ugandan and white Australian heritage, for Alal every day is an opportunity for discovery and transformation. Alal’s world surrounds itself in creativity. The art of storytelling was bestowed to her around open campfires and full dinner tables by her parents and aunties. These days, whether traveling up and down the East coast of Australia in search of identity, dreaming of her mother’s Ancestry, or creating poetry, stories and music in Melbourne, Alal tackles these pilgrimages of life with journal and pen in hand and thick lips poised to tell all. Every day brings us new opportunity to construct our own realities and to share stories through words, songs and artifacts. Alal strives to capture such moments in the lives around her in an attempt to understand herself.