Sunday, October 23 @ 7:00pm
7-11 Dawson St Brunswick
$15/12 ($20/15 on the door)
Has an Open Mic?
Tickets on sale at http://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/…
Melbourne Spoken Word brings you Canadian performance poet Tanya Evanson.
“Tanya Evanson’s poetry is a voluptuous, rhythmic song. Her voice comes from deep in her belly and erupts across the page like a slow moving fire, leaving the trace of heartache…” – Rocco de Giacomo LATCHKEY
“Tanya is [a] sound Fury who will go, not gently, into that good night.” – GEORGIA STRAIGHT
The Toronto based spoken word artist has performed around the world including at Glastonbury Festival, Vancouver Writers Fest, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Calgary Spoken Word Festival, Edmonton Poetry Festival, Ottawa International Writer’s Festival, and the Bowery Poetry Club.
And for one night only the critically acclaimed, experimental poet will be sharing Howler’s performance space with Eleanor Jackson, Nathan Curnow and Soreti Kadir plus the winner of Slamalamadingdong in September. Tunes from DJ Lapkat. Hosted by Arielle Cottingham.
Michael Pardy and Megan Scott both live down the far south of the Mornington Peninsula. This Friday they will be performing a selection of poems to celebrate Friday knock-off and welcome in another weekend at the beach.
Wheelchair Accessible. All Ages.
Alison Whittaker reads ‘A love like Dorothea’s’ as part Blakwork, a reading for the Melbourne Visiting Poets Program, at The Wheeler Centre in August 2018.
Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi poet, life writer and essayist from Gunnedah and Tamworth, north-western New South Wales. She now lives in Sydney on Wangal land, and is recently returned from the US, where she received a 2017 Fulbright Indigenous Postgraduate Scholarship to complete a Master of Laws (LLM) at Harvard. Her poem MANY GIRLS WHITE LINEN received the Judith Wright Poetry Prize in 2017. She is the author of Lemons in the Chicken Wire (Magabala Books), the debut collection that established her as a powerful new voice in poetry.
Her next book, Blakwork (forthcoming from Magabala), is a stunning mix of memoir, reportage, fiction, satire and critique. Blakwork is an original and unapologetic collection from which two things emerge: an incomprehensible loss, and the poet’s fearless examination of the present.
Sharifa Tartoussi performs ‘On blood and handprints’ at Slamalamadingdong in October 2018 at The Melba Spiegeltent.
Sharifa A Tartoussi is a dentist, poet and performer. She is involved in several creative projects, most notably becoming half the founding party of GriffinSpeak; a spoken word event that creates space for voices from marginalised groups around Melbourne. Her style has been described as teetering on the boundary between the fire that warms and the fire that burns with a mix of traditional storytelling, millennial boundary pushing and raw emotion with influences from eastern and western art and literature owing to her traditional Arab upbringing in a western climate. She released her first Chapbook “ColourBlind” in early 2018.