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Michael Pardy and Megan Scott both live down the far south of the Mornington Peninsula. This Friday they will be performing a selection of poems to celebrate Friday knock-off and welcome in another weekend at the beach.
Wheelchair Accessible. All Ages.
Pay-as-you-feel restaurant, Lentil As Anything, located in the old nuns dining hall at the Abbotsford Convent, is hosting a monthly open mic poetry night based on a changing theme. An inclusive space for seasoned and amateur poets alike. Sign up on the blackboard from 5.30pm, the event begins at 6pm with 5 minute slots during dinner service.
Slamalamadingdong hosts its annual Grand Slam, this year at Howler, where the top poets from a season of slams qualify for the title of Grand Slam Champ, and a spot on Team Slama, this year competing against slams from around the country in a new national tournament to take place in July. Featuring on the night is 2018 Grand Slam Champ, Tenda McFly. Tickets will sell out.
Slamalamadingdong is Melbourne’s premiere poetry slam, being the only slam in Australia currently PSI-certified, with three rounds and high-calibre nationally and internationally recognised feature artists that push the boundaries of spoken word. Slama runs on the last Thursday of every month, with slammers competing for cash, a published video of their work, performance opportunities and the chance to represent Slama at the national or international tournaments each year.
The End of the Line is the final collection of poems by Rae Desmond Jones. Rae worked on these poems during the final year of his life and his family and friends worked after his death to bring his final manuscript to publication. The End of the Line will be launched in Melbourne by John Jenkins with readings of poems by Rae by John Jenkins, Gig Ryan, Joseph Chetcuti, Linda Adair, Mark Roberts and others.
The Dan is Melbourne’s longest running weekly poetry venue is now in its 25th year. Every Saturday between 2pm-5pm, The Dan O’Connell Hotel becomes, The Home of Poets. The Dan is a community of poets, who support each other’s work, and endeavour to improve their poetry. Some of the poets that perform at The Dan have been writing poetry for decades, but many, are just starting their poetry journey.
The Dan is also, for people that love to see poets performing their poems. Our poetry audience can listen, and watch the open mic, with a drink and a meal in front of them, you will hear words from around the corner, and around the world. It’s free entry, and everyone is welcome on the open mic.
Give yourself the gift of a living performance, come and experience Poetry @ The Dan O’Connell. Put your name on the blackboard and be part of the open mic. Co-ordinated and MC’d by the Dan Poet’s Collective, Libby, Steve, Anne, Norman and Tim.
Be pleasantly challenged and inspired at ‘Be Mused’ – Poetry & Humanity at ‘The Resistance’ – Bar & Café in the heart of Hawthorn. This event was founded and is hosted by local poet Cheung-Ling Wong with a varied guest list of poets with two open mic segments available for all interested poets and lovers of the muses. Chill-out with a Rastafarian vibe on the bean bags downstairs in the large basement shisha lounge that also serves as the poetry reading space. This monthly event is free but cash donations are encouraged as this event is an official fundraiser for the Australian Red Cross and all the good humanitarian work they do around Australia and the world. ‘The Resistance’ is right next to Glenferrie train station and Glenferrie Rd trams.
Poets’ Corner gathering usually includes a guest poet set and always has open mic sets. It happens in a cosy, licenced, warm cafe`, opposite the beach, on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula on the last Sunday of each month; March to November. They aim to encourage anyone who is involved to write, to read, to perform or simply listen to poetry in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Patrons can enjoy a two course meal and a glass of wine or just come and listen.