Thursday, August 25 @ 7:00pm
2 Arthurton Rd Northcote
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Sign up is at 6.30-6.45pm sharp. Twelve names are drawn out of a hat. If you don't get drawn, you're automatically entered into the next month.
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Slamalamadingdong is Melbourne’s premiere poetry slam, featuring some of Melbourne’s hottest feature artists, and a PSI-certified three-round poetry slam each month. Poetry Slam is a competition where the point is not the points, the point is the poetry, but still, 12 poets each month compete for $50 and a featured video on the Melbourne Spoken Word YouTube channel. Rules are simple, you’ve got three minutes to use just your voice and microphone. Three minutes of your original work, no props, no costumes, and 5 randomly selected judges from the audience score you out of 10. The top six from the first round go to the second round, and then the top three from the scores of the first two rounds combined, go to the third round where three poets compete and the winner is whoever has the highest cumulative score from all three rounds. The top poets from the slams all year round are in with a chance to go to the United States to compete in international slams.
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.