Sunday, February 19 @ 6:00pm
33 Saxon Street,
Has an Open Mic?
We Work This Shop is a free feedback based workshop run by Melbourne Spoken Word. Anyone is welcome to bring a poem or spoken word piece for feedback from the group. The aim is to provide constructive and critical feedback to help those on the poetry scene edit and improve their work.
Guided by the Melbourne Spoken Word crew each Sunday evening except for the first Sunday of the month or when we host a gig, we ask you to bring a poem to share for feedback and printed copies if possible. We begin each session with a free write. If the group is big enough, we sometimes split into two groups.
Hosted at Siteworks, we’re usually in Workroom 5 in the red brick building, which you can find by entering through the gates on Saxon Street.
The workshop is free for anyone, but for those that can afford it, we ask for a gold coin donation or two to help pay for the room.
A night for the poetic sweepings of the inner north to degenerate into sleaze, vitriol, and confusion. And rise into revelation, liberating confession and poetic wisps of the sublime. A feast of clashing waters. All in a cozy artsy pup. No features, no list, no limits. Just put your hand up and come on up. Is your piece not really ready? It is for this gig.
Sigrun Mikula performs ‘Clouds (Gahdoung)’ at Slamalamadingdong on February, 23, 2017.
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Slamalamadingdong is held on the last Thursday of the month at 24 Moons, Northcote.
Sigrun is a writer and performer from Canberra, now based in Melbourne. For her poetry is a process that helps her understand the world and her experiences. Sigrun is enjoying exploring poetry as a medium that combines writing and performance elements to share her stories with others.
Ian McBryde performs ‘Coming Off Morphine’ at The Owl & Cat Readings, on March 5, 2017.
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The Owl & Cat Readings are held on the first Sunday of the month at The Owl & Cat Theatre, 34 Swan Street, Richmond.
Canadian-born Ian McBryde is a long term resident of Australia. Throughout his career, Ian has practiced in a number of mediums including photography, music, illustration and, predominately, poetry. In 2010, Ian’s sixth collection of poetry – The Adoption Order (Five Islands Press, 2009) – was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Prize. In 2005, Ian’s fourth collection – Domain (Five Islands Press, 2005) – was short-listed for The Age Poetry Book of the Year. His latest collection We the Mapless contains a selection from his six previous collections as well as new work.