Australian Poetry Slam Victorian Heats: Poetryspective

This year Poetryspective is proud to present the Victorian Heats for the Australian Poetry Slam. Australian Poetry Slam is a live literary performance program organised by Word Travels. With 60 heats across the nation, the best slammers perform each year for the chance to be crowned Australian Poetry Slam National Champion. Three talented wordsmiths will […]

Mother Tongue Presents: APS Victorian Heat

In a twist of style, Mother Tongue is partnering with the Australian Poetry Slam this Oct to bring you our FIRST EVER SLAM event! TWO finalists will go through to the State Finals for a chance to compete for the title of Australian Poetry Slam Champion 2020. Sign up for your chance to compete for […]

Free – $15

Australian Poetry Slam Victorian Heats: Melbourne Heat w/ Achala Green

Tell your story and stay connected during this age of social distancing! Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam Champion? Hosted by Achala Green, poets have two minutes to perform their original work; no props, no costumes, no music. Judges are randomly chosen from the online audience. The three highest-scoring poets will go on to […]

MSW presents: Australian Poetry Slam Victorian Final

This year, Melbourne Spoken Word is proud to present the Victorian Final of the Australian Poetry Slam. Australian Poetry Slam is a live literary performance program organised by Word Travels. With 60 heats across the nation, the best slammers perform each year for the chance to be crowned Australian Poetry Slam National Champion. Two talented […]

MSW Fresh Voices Workshop: Intro to Spoken Word with Andi Stewart

Melbourne Spoken Word presents a special Fresh Voices workshop, in partnership with Yarra Libraries, designed for those newer to spoken word, with Victorian Poetry Slam Champ, Andi Stewart. Andi Stewart is a queer galaxy in the shape of a poem. His poetry hits the sweet spot between radical honesty and just-uncomfortable-enough to warrant second place. […]

Free

Melbourne Spoken Word presents Fresh Voices

Featuring Naomi Jay, Kathryn Ross, Queerly_Wheelie_Poetic and TBA. Melbourne Spoken Word presents Fresh Voices, a spoken word series presented in partnership with Yarra Libraries. The purpose of Fresh Voices is to create a platform for those who have not yet featured prominently in the Melbourne Spoken Word scene.Streamed live on Twitch on Melbourne Spoken Word's […]

Free

Spoken with Pride – Spoken Word performance for the LGBTIQA+ community

Spoken With Pride is part of Dandenong Council's Unwrapped: Celebration of LGBTIQA+ Arts and Culture. As part of this festival, headspace Dandenong will be hosting a spoken word performance with the LGBTIQA+ community. Hosted by Annie B Solah, a queer identified spoken word artist and facilitator and who is the founder of Melbourne Spoken Word. […]

Free

Cherry Poets #1

Cherrytree Hotel 53 Balmain St, Cremorne

Cherry Poets at the Cherrytree Hotel steps into the shoes of the old Dan Poets, stretches it's toes and says 'aaaahhhh!'. The new gig is up and running this week featuring Michael Reynolds. Under Covid restrictions we gotta take bookings, so here we are. 40 booking spots, 20 walk-ups makes the 60 people we're allowed. […]

Free

Poetryspective #73 Cameron Logan & Steve Smart, Keeping up with the Boyds.

Poetry/spoken word- world of poetry, a spoken world, words of worlds, worlds of words! It is time for the first Poetryspective event for 2021 with out two amazing features. Cameron Logan! After his evocative retrospective set of T.S.Elliot online in 2020 Poetryspective just had to invite him back to read his own wonderful world of […]

Free or donation

Wordcraft Spoken Word feat. Megan Riedl

A spoken word event hosted by Australian Poetry Slam Champion, Ren Alessandra. This month, Megan Riedl is our feature with 10 open mic spots We are back for the second Wordcraft Spoken Word event and the first of what will be a massive 2021! Join us for a night of honouring our stories raw and […]

$12.50

Cherry Poets no. 2 with Sean Whelan

Cherrytree Hotel 53 Balmain St, Cremorne

Cherry Poets is the new and exciting incarnation of long-running gig Dan Poets, who have arisen from our ancient dwelling place in Carlton and moved to a new pub with only a slight case of identity crisis. Spoken word just got weird again! Join us every Saturday afternoon at the Cherry Tree Hotel in Cremorne […]

Free