Tuesday, August 9 @ 6:30pm
Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
251 Faraday St Carlton
$20 ($15 for Patreon patrons)
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So, you’ve done your first Melbourne feature or two? You’re being asked to send in bios, invoice to get paid, etc.
Melbourne Spoken Word Director Benjamin Solah will present a workshop on all the annoying and sometimes confusing things poets have to do other than writing and performing poetry once you’re not just reading on the open mic.
We’ll cover bio writing, invoice, ABNs, basic website and promo stuff. This workshop is open to be shaped by those attending so if you have specific questions and you’ve never been able to ask anywhere else, throw them at us.
This is the first in a series of workshops and educational events hosted by Melbourne Spoken Word and facilitating by practicing spoken word artists and performance poets.
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.