Thursday, September 29 @ 7:00pm
2 Arthurton Rd Northcote
Has an Open Mic?
Slam rego at between 6.30 and 6.45pm sharp. First twelve names are drawn from a hat and those who don't get drawn are automatically entered in the slam the month after.
Slamalamadingdong! is a three-round PSI certified poetry slam, following the tradition of Marc Smith’s (so what!) slam-papi philosophy. It’s become one of Melbourne’s premiere poetry and spoken word events, attracting new and seasoned slammers alike alongside internationally and locally acclaimed featured performers.
Rik The Most
Rik The Most (aka Rikki Livermore) is a powerful performance poet, hailing from the UK, whose writing spans a range of topics; from admonishing political fear mongering to informative and touching modern war poetry; protests against the cold, archaic forms of education stifling creativity to painfully beautiful pieces on the lesser spoken-about sides of love and vulnerable tales of loss – no matter what the subject, he enjoys taking inspiration from the, both, amazing and horrifying aspects of humanity to create works that question and deeply explore the world in which we live. Combined with this, from working as a breakdancer with a love of hiphop, Rik has developed an intense passion (bordering on obsession!) for playing around with rhythms and rhymes in his work, taking each word apart and analyzing the syllables for all they’re worth!
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.