Sunday, October 15 @ 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.
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.