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Words Out Loud is an open-mic night of reading, poetry and storytelling held on the third Thursday of each month at The Printers Room, Ballarat. People are welcome to read their own work, or perhaps a piece by a favourite author, to a maximum of five minutes. Monthly themes are non-compulsory. A dinner special and full cafe menu and bar are available all night. The event is free, but a gold coin donation is appreciated. Doors open from 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
Featuring Jennifer Harrison, Brendan Bonsack, Kevin Brophy, Felix Nobis and Meaghan Bell.
This will be the final reading of The Courthouse Readings until further notice.
The Courthouse reading is a monthly poetry and spoken word event held in the historic Eltham Courthouse which was built in the 1860s. Helen Lucas has been convening the reading for 12 years and it is funded by the Shire of Nillumbik. The audience is mainly locals but attracts poetry lovers from all over Melbourne. Poets read from the dock, and although that may sound intimidating, it is a convivial and welcoming place with an attentive audience.
Littlefoot & Company presents 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. This month the event is part of the Emerging Writers Festival.
Wheelchair Accessible. All Ages.
Facilitated by Nour Abouzeid and Michelle Dabrowski
Common ground was established by Multicultural Arts Victoria 6 years ago and is a unique, multilingual, multi-faith project that uses various forms of writing, primarily spoken word, to build connection and understanding between young people of diverse faiths and cultures.
The program comprises a set of facilitated workshops, a performance outcome in the local area and the opportunity to perform at a venue in Melbourne. 1pm – 3pm each Saturday, from 22nd June 2019 – 10th Aug 2019
Wheelchair Accessible. All Ages.
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.
Following the success of her last single “Woman I’ve Become” in July 2018, singer-songwriter is back at it again but this time with a brand new book of poetry! Navigating adulthood and her new life in Melbourne, “Coming Home to Yourself” weaves Maja’s refreshingly honest story-telling with whimsical child-like illustrations that take you back to simpler times. “We are all doing our best in this game called life despite all the heartache, endurance and the strife and no matter how much our ego gets we will always want more cause don’t we all secretly want to be adored?”, Maja questions.
To celebrate the release of her book, join Maja at the The Merri Creek Tavern on June 22nd. Special guests include Saintt Jorge and Kate Lucetta.