Tuesday, January 19 @ 7:00pm
63 Johnston Street Fitzroy
Has an Open Mic?
“What if, when I write this body, I am making something real, that is taken up by other bodies that read this body, written?”
Ever wondered what an autobiography of the body would look like? Join Quinn Eades (formerly writing and performing as Karina Quinn) to launch all the beginnings: a queer autobiography of the body, at the Hare Hole. Unflinching in the examination of a life marked by trauma and joy, all the beginnings is ultimately a book about falling in love: with writing, children, mothers and with the self.
Quinn Eades is a researcher, writer and award-winning poet whose work lies at the nexus of feminist and queer theories of the body, autobiography and philosophy. Eades is published national and internationally and is currently working on a psychogeographical history of a body of water near his home in Melbourne. Launched by Francesca Rendle-Short, followed by performances and readings by Margaret Mayhem (MC) and musos Essie Thomas, Thomas O’Quinn James and Lily Sawenko.
As part of Word is Out for the 2016 Midsumma Festival.
POSTY Poetry & Spoken Word Special Delivery is a new fortnightly open mic event hosted by Hamish Danks Brown a.k.a. Danksta Downunder. All welcome to distribute and sort their poetry on stage and to deliver it in any language. The Post is well located on the corner of Brighton Road and Inkerman Street. If you’re coming from North of the Yarra catch the number 3 or 67 trams from Swanston Street and get out at Stop 34 right outside the pub. It’s a very warm and welcoming venue with good food and drinks.
Thabani Tshuma performing ‘Newton’s Apple,’ which received an honourable mention at The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize.
Thabani Tshuma was born and raised in Zimbabwe but has been globe-hopping for the greater part of the last decade and as such, considers himself somewhat of a cultural nomad. Whilst writing for as long as he can remember, he’s only actively engaged in the Melbourne Spoken word scene this past year. Thabani’s poetry is an aperture through which he views his world and the way he interacts in relation to others. Thabani studies journalism with the aspiration of immortalizing himself by leaving a dent in the literary world.
Rhiann Isaacs performing ‘Black on Both Sides,’ which received an honourable mention at The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize.
Rhiann Isaacs is an outspoken Afro-Guyanese poet that has nurtured a love for words and storytelling from a young age. Rhiann’s pieces are explorative narratives that mainly centre around identity, Pan-African issues and mental health. As a rising artist, she brings energy and passion to the stage as she treats each poem as living art pieces that deserve to take up space. Expect transparency and straight forward expression from beginning to end.