Thursday, October 1 @ 7:00pm
Station 59 - Watchroom
Richmond VIC AU
Has an Open Mic?
If you are a writer and have an erotic or gothic poem, excerpt or other performance piece to share, please contact Miriam on: [email protected]
Come join us at this funky dive bar for an evening of gothic & erotic spoken-word performance. Cringe, squirm, shudder, gasp, sigh with pleasure, and grin with naughty delight as our talented array of performers take the stage and leave you speechless with WORD-SHOCK!
In collaboration with Little Raven Publishers.
Spoken-Word/Performance Poets: Amy Bodossian, Peter Salvatore Mathews, Amanda Marx, James WF Roberts.
Actor: Emma Louise
DRESS: Op-shop classics! Come dressed in your favorite op shop outfit and get into the dive bar spirit of things! (Extra points for retro ties and gaudy plastic jewellery!)
FOOD & DRINK
Station 59 has a well-stocked, reasonably priced bar and meals and snack are available on order. The door cost goes to the performers, not the venue, so please do buy drinks or they might get grumpy at us. 🙂
ABOUT LITTLE RAVEN
Little Raven are publishers of erotic fiction and run from both England and Australia. Their spoken word literary events are dedicated to erotic performance, showcasing feature performers and offering open mic slots for writers and performers of erotica. This event is a collaboration between Where the Wild Things are and Little Raven Publishing and is dedicated to both gothic and erotic spoken word performance.
HOW TO GET THERE
By Tram: Get the number 12 tram towards Victoria Gardens or the 109 tram towards Box Hill From Parliament Railway Station, . If you’re coming from south-side, the 78 tram will drop you right out the front!
By Train: The closest train station is North Richmond, on the South Morang or Hurstbridge line. From there, take a walk straight down Elizabeth st until you hit Church st, then take a right.
Afro Hub is a monthly open mic where poets can share their work. It’s aimed at encouraging African poets in particular but others are able to jump up as well. Performers can register on the day, everyone that registers has a chance to share.
Omar Sakr performs ‘Ghosting the Ghetto’ at Melbourne Spoken Word presents Luka Lesson, at Howler on March 26, 2017.
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Omar Sakr is an Arab Australian poet from Western Sydney, and the current Poetry Editor of The Lifted Brow. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Island, Overland, Meanjin, Mascara Literary Review, Verity La, Strange Horizons, Red Room Company, Tincture, and Antic, among many others. He received the runner-up award in the Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets (2015), and his debut collection, These Wild Houses, is out now with Cordite Books. His poetry has been translated into Arabic as well as Spanish, and anthologised in Best Australian Poems 2016 (Black Inc) and Contemporary Australian Poetry.
Julia Prendergast performing ‘A Dedicated Poem’ at the Slamalamadingdong Anything Goes Slam on June 22, 2017.
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Julia Prendergast is a New Zealand born poet, raised around small country towns in Australia. After first discovering a poetry slam in 2012 she has only recently started to share her work. Although primarily being a fine artist, she cannot deny her hand from pen, paper, words, and eventually a stage. Her poetry is a form of expression and consolidation around topics which she finds necessary to create a conversation around. Through lived experiences with mental health, many of her poems invites you into the un-comfort that is the therapy room she wish she had. Julia believes that if you have a platform to stand on, use it to create change and to start a debate with everyone you may or may never meet.