Thursday, August 25 @ 7:00pm
2 Arthurton Rd Northcote
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Sign up is at 6.30-6.45pm sharp. Twelve names are drawn out of a hat. If you don't get drawn, you're automatically entered into the next month.
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Slamalamadingdong is Melbourne’s premiere poetry slam, featuring some of Melbourne’s hottest feature artists, and a PSI-certified three-round poetry slam each month. Poetry Slam is a competition where the point is not the points, the point is the poetry, but still, 12 poets each month compete for $50 and a featured video on the Melbourne Spoken Word YouTube channel. Rules are simple, you’ve got three minutes to use just your voice and microphone. Three minutes of your original work, no props, no costumes, and 5 randomly selected judges from the audience score you out of 10. The top six from the first round go to the second round, and then the top three from the scores of the first two rounds combined, go to the third round where three poets compete and the winner is whoever has the highest cumulative score from all three rounds. The top poets from the slams all year round are in with a chance to go to the United States to compete in international slams.
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.