Wednesday, May 20 @ 7:30pm
63 Johnston Street Fitzroy
Has an Open Mic?
To perform contact Hares & Hyenas at [email protected] We still have some places left for the first slam of the year.
The Hare Hole WordSLAM?! is a little bit different. Not just open to poets, we encourage all writers to get up and show us what they’ve got.
It’s a competition.
Six writers perform in three rounds, competing for top place and a chance to enter the GrandFINAL?!. In the first round writers perform for up to 3 minutes, in round two they have up to 4 minutes. After each round the audience votes to choose the top 3 performers who go on to a final battle of up to six minutes each.
First prize is a cash prize plus entry into the GrandFINAL?! to be held in November 2015.
It’s queer but not just queer.
Performances are often intimate and bold. Writers lay open their hearts with stories of love, life, the joy of bicycling, being trans, bringing up kids, sex, internalised homophobia, books they read as a kid, growing up in Japan, abortions, racism, the wonders of dating librarians, even cannibalism.
You won’t believe it ‘til you see it.
The WordSLAM?! is on the third Wednesday of the month with a GrandFINAL?! planned for November. Tickets on the door.
Temporary Adults are the sort of people who set alarms to remind themselves to sleep. It may take all three to make one functional adult, but Temporary Adults have been trying really hard at… life. Art they can do, being functional human beings is another matter. Spoken word meets music meets performance.
Sometimes the words respond to the music and sometimes the music is tailored to the words, sometimes strange characters wander out of someone’s writing and take the whole thing over. This is what happens when crazy poets share a house.
George O’Hara is a ukulele playing poet pirate ninja electro grunge rock star who fixes everyone’s computers. Loran Steinberg, is trying to find a place between brutal honesty and total nonsense to write from. Steve Smart is a lanky grey haired poet cliche who has often described himself as ‘a Melbourne cartoon character’ and isn’t really joking.
Temporary Adults: Live in the Shed opens on November 15th and runs for five nights. Bookings recommended as seats are limited.
Ashleigh Russell performs “If I Had…” at Slamalamadingdong, on September 24, 2017.
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Ashleigh hit poetic puberty late. She started out to boost her confidence but still freaks out at every performance. Ashleigh’s poetry explores politics, mental health and self-affirmation. Ashleigh is raw and deeply honest in her poetry and like in life, will always tell it like it is. Her style is comedic to a point, because if she doesn’t laugh, she’ll cry. Ashleigh takes inspiration from no one and everyone at the same time. Ashleigh likes to binge on Netflix and smash the patriarchy in her spare time.
Jennifer Compton reads ‘The Narrative Arc of Christchurch’ at Melbourne Spoken Word presents Bill Moran at The Provincial Hotel on September 1, 2017.
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Jennifer Compton lives in Carrum out on the Frankston line. She is a poet and playwright who also writes prose. When it comes to the poetry side of things she likes to have it every which way possible. She very much likes winning the Newcastle Poetry Prize and being given the big cheque. And she also very much likes the hurly burly of the open mic. She has been known to slam, but very, very gently. A new book of poetry (The View From Below) is a third of the way there, and a stage play (The Goose In The Bottle) is being intermittently recalcitrant. As for the novel, well best not spoken of.