Friday, March 9 @ 7:30pm
1 Pitt St Brunswick
Has an Open Mic?
Mother Tongue is an intimate and inspiring Women’s Spoken Word event. It’s warm and inviting atmosphere is designed to encourage the Passionate, Powerful, Vulnerable, and Honest ethos which Mother Tongue stands for. With a passion for supporting the rise of women’s voices, Mother Tongue is a platform to showcases the many facets of Woman and creates a space to inspire and be inspired. This event is LGBTQ friendly and encourages any woman who has a story to tell to step up. All gender identities are welcome in the audience and Vegan chai and treats are available. With 8 open mic slots for courageous women and 2 incredible feature artists each month, this event has been carving a legacy of empowerment through voice for four years and has even gone interstate and international.
A night for the poetic sweepings of the inner north to degenerate into sleaze, vitriol, and confusion. And rise into revelation, liberating confession and poetic wisps of the sublime. A feast of clashing waters. All in a cozy artsy pup. No features, no list, no limits. Just put your hand up and come on up. Is your piece not really ready? It is for this gig.
Tariro Mavondo performs ‘Black Boy’ at the closing night of the Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival at Howler Melbourne on June 3, 2018.
Tariro is a Melbourne/Naarm based artist who uses multiple disciplines to connect through creativity. Tariro writes and performs poetry as well as facilitates workshops around Australia. She sees art as a conversation, a dialogue and her practice focuses on creativity as a facilitator of change. She also works as an actor on the Australian stage (MTC, STC, Bell Shakespeare, Belvoir, Red Stitch) and screen (Neighbours, Winners and Losers), has been an actor in the internationally acclaimed, awarding winning web series Shakespeare Republic and has done voice overs for La Trobe, AFLW and Thomas The Tank Engine (UK).
Peter Bakowski performs a few short poems and an aphoristic one at the opening night of The Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival at The Toff In Town on May 17, 2018.
Peter Bakowski has been writing poems for 35 years, has received the Victorian Premiers Award for Poetry and writer’s residencies in Rome, Paris, Macau, Suzhou and throughout Australia. His poems continue to appear in literary journals worldwide. Peter writes clear accessible poetry. No matter how many books he writes in his lifetime they’ll all be about what it’s like to be a human being.