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.
Come on down to the finest bar in town to indulge your senses: tulip lighting, Absinthe drinking and kick ass poetry! Hosted by Grant Alexander McCracken and Lisa McLean, this casual affair contrasts the extravagant and sparkling surrounds in which it is held. On the last Wednesday of each month at 6pm Poetry at Absinthesalon sees one feature poet express until their heart’s content while sharing the floor with anyone who feels compelled to voice their work. No stage, no mic, just raw natural voices projecting our vibes out into the ether. Join them for a magical night of poetry, community and, of course, Absinthe!
Nour Alamar performs ‘Chandelier’ at Melbourne Spoken Word’s Fresh Voices on May 9, 2017.
Nour Alamar has been taking her words to the stage since 2015. Her Jordanian roots carry with them the poetic legacy of the Arab world, which lends a grounded spirituality to her stage presence. Nour is a firm believer in the power of voice to transform, create and connect meaningfully to ourselves and the world around us. She is a frequent traveler on the open mic circuit in Melbourne and has a special place in her heart for the barefoot, mic-free stage.
Fleassy Malay performing ‘Reason to Dream’ at the Slamalamadingdong Grand Slam, on May 25, 2017.
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Fleassy Malay is an Internationally renowned, evocative and powerful spoken word artist from the UK. Now based in Melbourne, Australia, she runs one of Melbourne’s most successful Spoken Word events, Mother Tongue. A passionate, powerful, vulnerable and honest performer who’s words and courses leave a profound impression.
With a theatrical and yet deeply authentic performance style, she is renowned for capturing the hearts of her audiences. Her poetry has the capacity to bring our minds to the deep, important and sometimes harrowing issues of our time whilst also inspiring an air of hope, empowerment and divine connection. Her topics often center around her personal experiences as a woman, a mother, her queer identity and spirituality. Her history in Clowning comes through also in her dry yet honest comedy style which breaks up tension and unites both audience and performer. You can find out more about Fleassy at fleassymalay.com.