Saturday, October 13 @ 1:00pm
Woodend RSL Sub Branch
32 Anslow Street, Woodend VIC, Australia
Has an Open Mic?
Hosted by founder of Going Down Swinging, Myron Lysenko, Chamber Poets is a spoken word event incorporating art and music, a short drive from Melbourne in Woodend. With diverse features, there’s an award for the best open mic reader each month with some performances being recorded for YouTube.
A blended night like no other. Your yearly fix of spoken word with live music backing. Come and read your poems along with the band or jam with the hip hop and jazz musicians of O’Stranger-tang. In association with Girls on Key, To the Ends of the ‘Verse and EntwineArts
This event is a part of the Darebin Music Feast.
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.
Tariro Mavondo performs ‘Black Boy’ at the closing night of the Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival at Howler Melbourne on June 3, 2018.
Tariro is a Melbourne/Naarm based artist who uses multiple disciplines to connect through creativity. Tariro writes and performs poetry as well as facilitates workshops around Australia. She sees art as a conversation, a dialogue and her practice focuses on creativity as a facilitator of change. She also works as an actor on the Australian stage (MTC, STC, Bell Shakespeare, Belvoir, Red Stitch) and screen (Neighbours, Winners and Losers), has been an actor in the internationally acclaimed, awarding winning web series Shakespeare Republic and has done voice overs for La Trobe, AFLW and Thomas The Tank Engine (UK).