Saturday, May 20 @ 10:00am
Northcote Town Hall
189 High Street,
Has an Open Mic?
Book tickets at https://www.trybooking.com/PNEF
Slamalamadingdong presents a special workshop, introducing you to slam and spoken word, facilitated by MC_Fembot (Michelle Dabrowski) and Joel McKerrow. Limited spots available.
Have you been attending our monthly slams and secretly journaling your musings in your notebook? Does your heart race during the whole last round of the slam and until about 4 in the morning thereafter, as visions of your own feet at the edge of the stage flash across your mind’s eye? Well my friend, you know it’s time.
Come and learn the skills of spoken word poetry with the best of them and even how to craft your piece into a poem for the slam.
Then just casually win and represent Melbourne at the Nationals in the US. You know it’s your destiny. Welcome home Poet, come and be held.
In a full day curated by Joel and Michelle, you will be playfully challenged in a safe space. You will leave with a toolkit of poetic techniques that will develop your writing and confidence in your performance.
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.