Tuesday, April 28 @ 7:00pm
239 Lonsdale Street Chinatown
Has an Open Mic?
Only 10 spots on the open mic. Open mic registration at 6.45pm. Some spots available on their Facebook page on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Voices in the Attic, founded in February 2014, is a multi-genre open mic nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. We welcome multiple forms of expression including poetry, storytelling, music, comedy, rap. However you choose to be expressive, share experiences, trust yourself and experiment we have space for you. Voices is held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. There are ten open mic spots with five minutes each. Open mic registration is at and 6:45 and open mic starts at 7pm.
Rowan White is an Anglo-Melbournian poet, spoken word performer, singer, activist, counselor, driving instructor and sometime disability support worker. Rowan’s writing explores themes such as the beautiful here and now and the problem of privilege. His style is personal and polemical, with a touch of dag. He likes peanut butter and jam on his toast every other morning. His favorite word in the universe is ‘glockenspiel’. Rowan’s first book is ‘Tailwind and other poems’, published in 2015.
Every second Wednesday, behind the bookshelf in Sooki Lounge’s secret downstairs ‘nook’, you will find a collection of Belgrave’s local creatives opening their chests and sharing their heart with one another.
An incredibly supportive environment where each poet is greeted with genuine applause.
Tim Evans performs ‘Poem, Interrupted’ at The 2017 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize, where he was awarded an honourable mention.
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Tim Evans is still recovering from being English and can be found performing his poems at gigs and slams all over Melbourne and beyond. His hobbies are anxiety, depression and jokes and he often does them all at the same time. He’s been published on Audacious Vol. 4, has featured at The Dan O’Connell, Owl & Cat Readings, Poetry at Tago Mago and Poet’s Corner and was a Slamalongdingdong 2017 finalist. Several people have said nice things about his poetry but have refused to go on the record. He likes using self-deprecation but he isn’t very good at it.
Chalise van Wyngaardt performing ‘Truth’ at The 2017 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize. Chalise was awarded an Honourable Mention.
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Chalise van Wyngaardt is a poet, theatre-maker and performance artist who believes truth is found outside the comfort zone. Having performed across Melbourne through numerous events and festivals including White Night, Seven Sisters and The Village fest, Chalise is renowned for her provocative and experimental performance styles that challenge the genre of spoken word at a core level. Chalise’s debut poetry collection Author and Melody is now available online through Melbournespokenword.com, and select bookstores across Melbourne