Wednesday, July 20 @ 6:30pm
63 Johnston Street Fitzroy
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Door sales only.
Girls on Key is a poetry and music event series, featuring female identifying and LGBTQI+ artists in intimate settings.
Come along for the Melbourne session, following the launch of Ellen van Neerven’s poetry collection, with a support feature poet to be announced.
Ellen van Neerven is an award-winning writer of Mununjali and Dutch heritage. Her first book, Heat and Light (UQP, 2014), was the recipient of the David Unaipon Award and the Dobbie Literary Award. It was also shortlisted for The Stella Prize and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Comfort Food is her first collection of poetry.
Recently, Ellen was joint recipient of the new Indigenous Writers Prize, alongside Bruce Pascoe at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.
A portion of the funds raised from this event will be donated to the Red Cross Syrian Refugee Appeal.
Please note, Girls on Key will be running a small open mic section with pre-registrations. Keep an eye on the page for when these slots open.
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.