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MSW Presents — Friday, December 6 @ 7:00pm

The 2019 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize

Collingwood Town Hall

The 2019 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize is its fifth annual prize night presented by Melbourne Spoken Word. This year supported by Yarra Libraries at Collingwood Town Hall.

The prize is a celebration of the spoken word scene in Melbourne as a whole, the vast array of spoken word and poetry events around our city and the poets that breathe life into our scene.

Twenty-five poets, nominated by event conveners around Melbourne and Victoria, will showcase a poem on the night, and a panel of 7 judges, leaders in our spoken word community, will award one poet The Melbourne Spoken Word Prize, worth $1,000. The audience will also vote for The People’s Choice worth $200 and the most nominated poet will be awarded The Convener’s Choice worth $200.

This is the Oscar’s of Melbourne poetry so feel free to dress up, and book your tickets quickly as this event does sell out. Yarra Libraries has also generously funded a portion of free or pay as you feel tickets for the community (for those with health care cards, concession, senior or student cards).

Accessibility: Collingwood Town Hall is a fully wheelchair accessible venue. AUSLAN interpreters can be provided on request. If you have accessibility questions or requirements, please contact us at [email protected] or on 1300 695 427.

Judges and poets competing will be announced. Nominations for the event open on November 1. For further information on the rules and process for The 2019 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize please see