Tuesday, July 18 @ 6:00pm
33 Saxon Street,
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Melbourne Spoken Word presents the next in our series of workshops, this month with Amanda Anastasi on preparing a poetry book manuscript.
So, you want to put together a poetry book. There is much to consider before you ask the question: Should I self-publish or submit to a publisher? This workshop will focus on the questions that you should be asking first. Which poems should be included? How should they be ordered for best effect? Should there be an overarching theme? When does a poem written for performance sit well on the page, and when should the poem make its home exclusively on the stage or in an audio publication? When do I know my book is publication ready? Amanda Anastasi will explore these questions with you, and help you create a vision and a plan for your poetry manuscript.
Amanda Anastasi has had her poetry published as locally as the walls of Artists’ Lane in Prahran, and as far as the Massachusetts Review. She is the convener of La Mama Poetica and a two-time winner of the Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize. Her debut self-published collection, 2012 and other poems, was listed in Ali Alizadeh’s Top Ten Poetic Works of 2012 in Overland. Last year, she co-authored a chapbook with Robbie Coburn, The Silences (Eaglemont Press). She also co-wrote and featured in the spoken word shows Loop City and I Am That Woman.
The winner of The 2017 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize is Alan Pentland with his piece, ‘Darwin’s Human Race’ performed on Friday, December 1, 2017 at The Wheeler Centre.
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Alan was a teen poet qualified as an architect and became a comedian. He ran Melbourne’s first stand up club Le Joke and was a core member of the award-winning TV comedy Fast Forward. His written work has won awards at international film festivals and in business. A radio ad sold lots of hot water systems.
In 2016 Alan returned to his roots, writing and performing spoken word in small sweaty venues. It’s become an exciting journey in words and ideas. Alan struggles however with grammar rhymes badly, and has no, idea where, to put commas.
Slamalamadingdong winner Nour Abouzeid performs ‘Talking Politics’ on November 30, 2017.
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Adelin Zipman performs ‘Scared’ at Slamalamadingdong on September 24, 2017 at The Melba Spiegeltent.
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Adelin Zipman is a 14 going on 15 Melbourne poet. Born to Russian-Jewish parents, she takes pride in her heritage and has a great passion for learning languages and different cultures. Adelin is a bright newcomer to the Melbourne poetry scene having only started in July of 2017. Since then, she has attended open mics almost every single week or as often as she can. She likes reading, linguistics, watching YouTube and cooking without a recipe.