Alongside myself, since 2014, Melbourne Spoken Word has been run by a dedicated committee of poets, some that have come and gone along the way. Meeting roughly once a month, the committee is responsible for the day to day running of MSW, helping keep the organization running, promoting poetry and spoken word in general, deciding line-ups and the events we run, helping with the festival and The MSW Prize, working MSW toward incorporation and helping out at events.
The current committee is Benjamin Solah, Amanda Anastasi, Rowan White, Es Foong, Kendra Keller, Brendan Bonsack, Phil Kent-Hughes and Trixi Rosa.
We’re putting a call out for a couple of new committee members. MSW is seeking poets that are active in the spoken word and poetry scene and regularly attends a variety of events, someone who ideally already has a relationship with MSW and the things we do, and doesn’t have any other major spoken word projects on their plate like running their own gig. People from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Committee members would be involved in decision making, supporting with promotion, taking on some other volunteer tasks and helping out at events.
If you’re interested in becoming a committee member, please email benjamin AT melbournespokenword DOT com or via the contact page with some info about you and how you fit into the above criteria. If you have any questions, feel free to email or chat to a current committee member at any events.
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- Morgaine van Wingerden / The Waitlist - March 19, 2020