Saturday, February 20 @ 7:00pm
205 Collins St Melbourne
Has an Open Mic?
This is a free event but to help pay the poets, we're raising money through GoFundMe to fund the full line-up spanning 44 poets in 12 hours.
Melbourne Spoken Word is excited to be included in White Night for 2016.
With thousands of people bustling in Melbourne overnight, Melbourne Spoken Word will present a buffet of local Melbourne poets, spoken word artists and slammers from 7pm to 7am. Twelve hours of poetry and performance. Forty-four poets. From world changing to hilarious to introspective to moving, we have it all.
Jez P A Speelman
Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa
Brendan Reed Dennis
Chalise van Wyngaardt
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.