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Littlefoot & Co host a special night of spoken word as part of the Emerging Writers’ Festival featuring Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa.
A night of spoken word of all kinds out in the South-East of Melbourne, featuring good vibes, plenty of open mic spots and encouraging of first time performers.
Founded in 1977, the Melbourne Poets Union hosts poetry readings on the last Wednesday of the month – except for February and December which are on Fridays. They are usually at the Wheeler Centre in the city, though sometimes other venues are used. Each month there is a focus on a theme for both feature performers and open mike readers, with a rotating MC.
Yvonne Adami After working in Victorian Local Government for many years, Yvonne Adami now lives in Geelong. For a number of years she has assisted in the organisation of literary events including workshops, readings and author talks in her local community. Her poems have been published in Poetrix, 100 Poets/100 tanka, Memory Weaving, Poetry Matters, One Hundred Gourds, Yellow Moon and Prospect. Her poetry chapbook; TIDAL was published by Melbourne Poets Union in 2017.
Elizabeth Beaton Elizabeth Beaton’s current work is a fantasy novel, and she is represented by the Julie Crisp Literary Agency. In 2017, her chapbook Unbroken Circle was published by Melbourne Poets Union. Elizabeth’s poetry has been published in Poetry Kanto, World Haiku, the Balkan Literary Herald (trans. Serbian), and by the Hunter Writers Centre and the ACT Writers Centre, amongst others. Elizabeth completed her PhD with the Australian National University.
Afro Hub is a monthly open mic where poets can share their work. It’s aimed at encouraging African poets in particular but others are able to jump up as well. Performers can register on the day, everyone that registers has a chance to share.
Words Out Loud Ballarat looks to the winter solstice for inspiration. As the longest night falls, poets, writers and storytellers gather to celebrate words in the warm and welcoming surrounds of The Printers Room. Enjoy a two-course meal or something else from the menu, share your writing or a selection from a favourite piece of work, or simply enjoy the efforts of your fellow word lovers. Free, gold coin donation appreciated. Lucky door prize. Words Out Loud is on June 21, 7-9pm, at The Printers Room underneath Sebastiaans cafe, cnr Mair and Lydiard streets (enter from Mair).
You are invited to the magazine launch of UNUSUAL WORK !!!!!!!! No.24 !!!!!!!! at a new venue – the TERMINUS HOTEL [inside, towards the toilets and upstairs] commonly known as the Clifton Hill interchange near Clifton Hill Station plenty of buses + trams go thru there also eg the 86 Tram, and the bus to LaTrobe Uni etc [food available downstairs] ENTRY: $10 with copy of magazine included (SUBSCRIBERS NO CHARGE) PERFORMANCES BY Sean O’Callaghan, Jeltje, Sjaak de Jong, Patrick Boyle, Albert Rotstein, David Francis Grant Caldwell, TT.O. ——————— small magazines — the life blood of a great literature MAKE AN EFFORT
The Ewing Trust and Fitzroy Library present this very special event in recognition of Refugee week 2018.
Abe Nouk is a spoken word poet, MC and author whose craft developed from the realization of the freedom of speech. Born in Sudan, Abe Nouk was illiterate when he and family arrived in Australia in 2004.
Since then, Abe Nouk has made a name for himself as an author and performer of written words. His special talent and perspective enriches to the Australian cultural landscape.