Sunday, February 7 @ 2:30pm
Watts Cooking Cafe
Surrey Hills VIC AU
Has an Open Mic?
Di-Verse-City Poetry Readings are to be held monthly on the first Sunday of the month. From March until November, there will be a selected feature reader, and an open section of 5 minutes per poet.
In February the reading shall be a Big Read where all poets can read up to 5 minutes, and the poet of the day will be offered a feature later in the year.
Di-verse-city Poetry Readings to be held monthly at 147 Union Road, Surrey Hills, 3 minutes north of the station car-park, on the Belgrave and Lilydale train-lines from the city, at WATTS COOKING Cafe and restaurant, on the back all-weather deck with all day breakfast. It’s also licensed.
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.