Saturday, July 23 @ 1:30pm
The Food Garden
14-16 Mostyn St Castlemaine
Has an Open Mic?
Open Mic of three minutes per reader, only ten spots available so get in early to nab a spot.
There will be warm soup to enjoy, if you like. The fire will be burning and there are blankets in the blanket box to put on you if you are chilly, but remember it is winter!
Stu Hatton is a poet, critic, freelance editor and committed tea-drinker who is also into collage, meditation, books, music, questioning, gardening, permaculture, walking and foraging. He was born in Boston, England in 1977, and moved to Melbourne in 1986. Six months ago Stu, his wife Monica and their son Arthur embarked on a life-changing move from the Dandenong Ranges to Campbells Creek—and have no regrets so far! Stu’s work has featured in The Age, Best Australian Poems 2012, Cordite Poetry Review, Overland and elsewhere. His poetry collections are How to be Hungry (2010) and Glitching (2014). Sometimes he posts things at http://outerblog.tumblr.com.
Robbie Coburn was born in June 1994 in Melbourne and grew up on his family’s farm in the semi-rural locality of Woodstock, Victoria. Since his first professional publication at the age of 17, his work has appeared in many Australian and overseas publications including Poetry (USA), Overland, Cordite and Going Down Swinging, and his poems have been anthologised. His second full-length collection of poems The Other Flesh is forthcoming. He currently lives in Melbourne.
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.