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.
Melbourne Spoken Word is proud to support the campaign to say yes to marriage equality with a special spoken word event at Loop Bar.
Featuring Kylie Supski & Reverse Butcher, Charlotte Laurasia Raymond, Chalise van Wyngaardt and Jocelyn Deane, hosted by and performance by Benjamin Solah. There will also be a special open mic (3-minute limit), sign up on the night.
Proceeds from drink sales go toward supporting Equal Love.
Yoram Symons performing ‘The Whale’ at Melbourne Spoken Word presents Bill Moran at The Provincial Hotel, Fitzroy on September 1, 2017.
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Yoram Symons is an engaging and unique voice on the Melbourne poetry scene, known for his enchanting storytelling technique. Yoram is a writer, poet and VR/AR producer in Melbourne. His performance work is a mixture of hypnosis and intensity, exploring the intersection of history, culture, technology and the personal experience.
Slam. Is this once agent in changing the way we produce and consume performance poetry still relevant?
For those who are not familiar with slam: Slam is a competition format in which poets are given a set time limit to perform their pieces and are then scored by a total of 5 randomly selected audience members, the scores usually range from 1-10 to the nearest 0.1 with the top and bottom scores being dropped in order to avoid bias, giving each poet a final score out of 30. The poet with the highest score at the end of the night wins. There are many variations on this basic format (which was first introduced by Marc Smith) employed by poetry competitions across the globe.
Slam boasts origins in the idea that the people should have a say in the type of content they are presented with. That is, that those who are the predominant consumers of performance poetry or spoken word; the audience should be the deciding party in the kind of work that is allowed recognition and reward. This has given rise to a style of poetry unofficially termed “slam poetry.”
Slam poetry is a term used to define the type of poetry, both in cadence and content, that is likely to score well at slams. A poet who presents poetry predominantly of this style may be called a slam poet. And while slam, by definition, is a format for competition, the world of slam poets and slam poetry is a rapidly growing one with poets who have attained worldwide recognition for their execution of this style of poetry. However, over time and particularly on our extensive and hugely varied poetry scene, the idea that the poetry presented in slam is of an inferior quality is becoming an increasingly held one.
That is to say, there is a specific school of thought which views slam through a lens that portrays the art that is presented on slam stages as simplistic, repetitive and lacking in any depth beyond the concise point that the artist is trying to make in the allotted time limit.