Wednesday, March 28 @ 6:30pm
63 Johnston Street Fitzroy
Has an Open Mic?
Featuring Sandy Jeffs and Gay Miller and MC’d by Maurice McNamara with an open mic. $100 prize for the funniest poet!
Sandy Jeffs has published 7 volumes of poetry and a memoir Flying with Paper Wings: Reflections on Living with Madness, published in 2010. Much of her writing has been about living with schizophrenia. Sandy’s latest poetry collections are: Chiaroscuro with Black Pepper Publishing and The Mad Poet’s Tea Party with Spinifex Press.
Gay was brought up in Reservoir. At 15 she went to Business College after which she had a career as a Secretary for about 35 years before applying to Uni to be a mature aged student, where she completed a double degree in Arts/Law (doing Honours in Law). After attending Leo Cussens, Gay worked for over 10 years as a part time voluntary solicitor at Fitzroy Legal Service. Gay came late in life to poetry, having her first book published in 2013. Gay is a singer and composer of songs. She has published two poetry books The Secret Smile and Just Walk With Me. She is married with two grown up children and seven grandchildren.
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Wheelchair Accessible / All Ages
The June Edition of a monthly spoken word event. At these events, Magic Steven performs a spoken word set about whatever has happened in the past month.
Special Guests this month: Emma Russack + DJ Nigel (HTRK)
Note: This will be our final monthly night for a while, as we will be taking a hiatus before returning in a new venue.
Ziimusic performs ‘Black Don’t Crack’ at the Slamalamadingdong Grand Slam in May. Ziimusic is on the 2018 Slamalamadingdong National Poetry Slam team travelling to Chicago in August.
ZIIMUSIC, is a Naarm based creative blending his artistry into a soulful experience. Originally from Zimbabwe, ZIIMUSIC began his creative career as a rapper and musician. He has had the privilege of performing in and around Naarm where his band have performed at festivals and sold out venues. 2017 saw ZIIMUSIC step into the Spoken Word scene as he was part of the Band Of Brothaz compromising of Naarms most decorated spoken word artists.
2018 Grand Slam Champion, Tenda McFly performs ‘Gladiator’ at The Slamalamadingdong Grand Slam on May 31, 2018 at The Melba Spiegeltent.
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Tenda McFly is best described as an amalgamation of hip-hop and spoken word poetry. He recently released a project titled Memoirs and subsequently presented it to a sold-out audience in a format which encompassed elements of theatre, spoken word, rap and visual art. In the past, he has opened for The Game, Lloyd and has been on the bill for a number of notable QLD & VIC music festivals. As a spoken word poet, Tenda has also performed as a TEDx Speaker at 3 different events. His material manages to pass as carefree and fun whilst being mesmerizing and thought-provoking. There is an accessible youthful intelligence here that is both representative of his experience and his generation. Tenda is also a member of Band of Brothaz & NoA.