Thursday, June 14 @ 7:30pm
Cnr Sydney Road and Dawson Street,
Has an Open Mic?
Registration is 30 minutes prior to start time.
The search is on for Australia’s 2018 poetry slam champion.
Speak, scream, howl, whisper or even sing your poems, stories, lyrics or monologues in this live event where the audience is the judge. Two finalists from each state will receive prizes and a spot in the National Final in October. The national champion wins an international writers festival tour prize pack!
MC Joel McKerrow is an award-winning writer, speaker, educator, community arts worker and one of Australia’s most successful internationally touring performance poets.
The top two from each heat go onto the State Final. The top 2 from the State Final go on to the National Final in Sydney. APS rules at 2 mins with 1 point deducted every 30 seconds, no grace period. Poems must be your own original work written in the last 12 months. No props, no costumes, no instruments. Registration is 30 minutes prior to heat start.
For APS rules see: http://www.australianpoetryslam.com/rules/
What is a week without words? A week without expression? A week without reaching into your core and pulling out all the mess and guts and laying them out for the world to see?
Come down to Thornbury Lentil As Anything every Wednesday to reveal a round-up of weekly thoughts, ideas, poems, and spoken word stories to keep the heart pumping and the mind reeling.
Experiment your style with an open and welcoming audience!
Starts at 6pm.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE / ALL AGES
Zaynab G Farah, winner of November’s Slamalamadingdong performs She is Light at The Melba Spiegeltent.
Zaynab is a Melbourne-based Spoken word artist. Driven to support and give back to her community; her pieces explore intricate personal experiences and topics that she’s very passionate about. Zaynab has performed on various platforms, which include both community and local events.
Winner of September’s slam, Zuleyha Gurdag, performs ‘Woman’ at Slamalamadingdong on September 26, 2018 at The Melba Spiegeltent.
Zuleyha is a Melbourne born and raised poet who takes pride in her Turkish heritage and Australian nationality. Her passion and goal is to raise awareness of intersectionality and empower Muslim youth, particularly women, from the stereotypes and stigmas that surround them. For the long term run, she hopes to become a gynaecologist to advocate female independence and power in disadvantaged communities to change the gender roles accustomed to the people in her community and inspire women to reclaim their rights and increase their knowledge. In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry, spending time with her cat and educating herself on interfaith dialogue and her Turkish history.