Saturday, March 30 @ 1:00pm
128 Moor Street, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Has an Open Mic?
Free but bookings are absolutely essential, with a maximum of 20 people allowed to book.
Melbourne Spoken Word presents, in partnership with Yarra Libraries, a special workshop for those fresh or starting out on their spoken word journey, as part of our Fresh Voice series.
Accessibility: Fitzroy Library is a fully wheelchair accessible venue. This event is alcohol-free and open to all ages.
There is a voice inside you just waiting to be expressed. There is a story that desires to find its way out into the world. You know this. You may just not know how to get it from the inside to the outside. That is what this workshop is for. Taking what is inside you and working out the best way to express it, to write it, to perform it, to share it with the world.
Facilitated by internationally acclaimed spoken word artist Joel McKerrow, this 3 hour workshop is for those who have never performed before or have only just begun. This workshop is not suitable for those more experienced with spoken word and poetry, and we ask that those more experienced do not book to allow space for those new to the art form.
Joel McKerrow is a writer, speaker, educator, community arts worker and one of Australia’s most successful internationally touring performance poets. He is the Artist Ambassador for the aid and development organisation ‘TEAR Australia’ and was the third ever Australian representative at the Individual World Poetry Slam Championships.
POSTY Poetry & Spoken Word Special Delivery is a new fortnightly open mic event hosted by Hamish Danks Brown a.k.a. Danksta Downunder. All welcome to distribute and sort their poetry on stage and to deliver it in any language. The Post is well located on the corner of Brighton Road and Inkerman Street. If you’re coming from North of the Yarra catch the number 3 or 67 trams from Swanston Street and get out at Stop 34 right outside the pub. It’s a very warm and welcoming venue with good food and drinks.
Thabani Tshuma performing ‘Newton’s Apple,’ which received an honourable mention at The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize.
Thabani Tshuma was born and raised in Zimbabwe but has been globe-hopping for the greater part of the last decade and as such, considers himself somewhat of a cultural nomad. Whilst writing for as long as he can remember, he’s only actively engaged in the Melbourne Spoken word scene this past year. Thabani’s poetry is an aperture through which he views his world and the way he interacts in relation to others. Thabani studies journalism with the aspiration of immortalizing himself by leaving a dent in the literary world.
Rhiann Isaacs performing ‘Black on Both Sides,’ which received an honourable mention at The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize.
Rhiann Isaacs is an outspoken Afro-Guyanese poet that has nurtured a love for words and storytelling from a young age. Rhiann’s pieces are explorative narratives that mainly centre around identity, Pan-African issues and mental health. As a rising artist, she brings energy and passion to the stage as she treats each poem as living art pieces that deserve to take up space. Expect transparency and straight forward expression from beginning to end.