Thursday, November 24 @ 7:00pm
2 Arthurton Rd Northcote
$20/18 (on the door or pre-booked)
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Audience book here or tix on the door: https://www.trybooking.com/NUCI
Competing poets must register between 6:30pm and 6:45pm to compete! Remember, slammers don't pay the full entry free, but $5 to register, which goes toward fundraising to send a team of poets to the US to compete in the Slamalamadingdong team.
Slamalama (for short) is a 3-round PSI-certified Poetry Slam, which means it’s 3 rounds of poets, performing 3 minutes per poem for the chance to represent Australia in worldwide poetry slams.
A spoken word, cross disciplinary poetry slam series quickly putting Melbourne on the National scene as having one of the strongest slam communities in Australia. We honour founder Marc Smith’s “Slam Papi” Philosophy and offers the absolute highest calibre of locally and internationally acclaimed featured artists. A safe space where all poets are truly welcomed and supported.
ROUND 1: 12 POETS
ROUND 2: 6 POETS
ROUND 3: 3 POETS
$50 AND A FEATURED VIDEO ON MELBOURNESPOKENWORD.COM
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.