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Poetesis is a monthly Open Mic Poetry event held at Sooki Lounge in Belgrave. Starting at 7PM in the downstairs bar, Poetesis is themed!
Bring along some influential piece, or write an ode to the ideas, places, subjects, people or experiences that are strange, strange, strange.
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 Poetry Slam in the United States each year.
Melbourne Poets Union (MPU) is a self-funded not for profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of poets and poetry in Victoria. They host monthly events in different venues around Melbourne and regional Victoria, run an annual international poetry competition, publish chapbooks, maintain an increasing web presence and are always looking for new opportunities for our members.
The next Melbourne Poets Union event will be a night of multilingual poetry at Saint Charlie bar in Brunswick St Fitzroy. This is an annual event has traditionally been held on Sunday afternoons at the Immigration Museum on Flinders St. This year they’re mixing things up, getting wild with a Thursday night at a gorgeous venue on one of Melbourne’s most famous bar/entertainment streets. You can enjoy a variety of languages while enjoying a drink or two (or three).
Featuring Ashima Shukla (reading in Hindi), Chris Lynch (reading we believe in Hiri Motu, one of the official languages of Papua New Guinea) and Ela Fornalska (reading in German)
[email protected] Hills originally began as a bi-monthly reading called ‘Wine and Words’ at Acme et al in Yarra Glen. It was moved to the newly rebuilt Christmas Hills Mechanics’ Institute Hall in 2014. The hall is a great venue for a poetry night and it is fast becoming the cultural capital of the universe! The format is open mic followed by the featured reader and we sometimes end the night with some scottish/celtic fiddle music. They have a lot of fun and laughter and no one takes themselves too seriously.
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.
Western Edge Youth Arts presents a spoken word poetry masterclass with Sista Zai Zanda for emerging artists aged 18 to 25.
What is spoken word? Sista Zai will begin with a brief his/hers/their story of this performance poetry form and its potential in theatre. Then, using Found Writing principles, each masterclass participant will write a spoken word poem. Finally, take each poem to stage, learning and applying performance techniques through a collaborative and supportive process.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE / ALCOHOL FREE