Tuesday, June 27 @ 6:00pm
33 Saxon Street,
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Melbourne Spoken Word is proud to host this workshop on reviewing with Bonny Cassidy, with the idea to help arm people with the skills to more critically review spoken word.
6pm for a 6.30pm start. 2 hour workshop.
Are you interested in developing skills as a reviewer? Whether you are passionate about the written or the spoken word, this 2-hour workshop will help you to handle the critical review as a valuable part of our literary and performance culture. Through examples, discussion and tips, we will: define the genre; discuss how to begin a review; explore what it should contain; and learn how to find an angle and a voice. Participants are requested to bring a review they have recently read, or a draft of their own if applicable.
Bonny Cassidy is author of three poetry collections, and her critical essays and reviews have been widely published in Australia and internationally. She is currently Feature Reviews Editor for Cordite Poetry Review, and was founding Essays Editor for Rabbit: A Journal for Nonfiction Poetry. Bonny co-edited the anthology, Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry and manages the BA Creative Writing at RMIT University.
Once upon a time a God believed that he could save an ancient city from ruin by bringing a dead poet back to life. And now the need has again arisen – Our world, our city, our neighbourhood – is in need of poetry and a great poet to save it. A leader, an inspirer, an orator.
A unique theatrical take on Aristophanes’ ancient Greek masterpiece ‘The Frogs’, Irine Vela has assembled an impressive array of performers and musicians to reveal the power and limitations of words and to wrangle the timeless question – Can the spoken word move and inspire. Can it change anything?
Following its sell out debut season in Melbourne Writers Festival (2014). Poetic License returns with the talents of Rod Quantock, Grace Vanilau, Ileini Kabalan, Koraly Dimitriadis, Maryanne Sam, Piri Altraide, Genevieve Fry (solo harp), Kevin Nugara aka Spitfire, Dante Sofra and musicians Mulaim Vela and Pascal Latra.
The evening performances include a double bill with Aria Award winners ‘The HaBiBis’ with Irine Vela, Pascal Latra and Muliam Vela playing traditional and contemporary music from Greece, Anatolia, Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean.
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.