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Melbourne Spoken Word to host spoken word festival online in 2020

With the world in a pretty unprecedented situation, as people already know, and although it’s by far not the most important issue right now, it’s had a pretty devastating effect […]

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Morgaine van Wingerden / The Waitlist

Morgaine van Wingerden, honourable mention at The 2019 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize performs ‘The Waitlist’ at Collingwood Town Hall. The 2019 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize was supported by Yarra Libraries. […]

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Miss Yankey / The Rose That Never Grew

Miss Yankey performs ‘The Rose That Never Grew’ at Slamalamadingdong in March, 2019. Miss Yankey is a British/Ghanaian Spoken Word artist; Founder of Poetry Prescribed; FLO Poet; Co-host and Resident […]

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Thabani Tshuma – No Strings (MSW Prize 2019)

Thabani Tshuma, winner of The 2019 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize, as well as The People’s Choice Award and The Convener’s Choice Award, performs his winning poem, ‘No Strings’ at Collingwood […]

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The 2019 XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word winner: Fable Goldsmith and Rae White

In its 5th year, the Arts Queensland XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word is Australia’s only national arts award that recognises the growing field of spoken word and is named after […]

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On the mic for the first time: 8 tips for your first open mic performance

So you want to try your hand at open mic spoken word or poetry for the first time and you’re either too nervous or don’t know where to start or […]