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.
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.