Monday, August 3 @ 6:15pm
The Quirk Container
Menzies Lawn Clayton VIC
Has an Open Mic?
Purchase ticket at https://containerfestival.com.au
Explore the world of a young romantic through poetry; find yourself in a lounge of red velvet walls and zig-zagged floors, watching and listening to words that were too painful to say at sixteen, and now, at least understood, at twenty.
Audrey El-Osta is a poet and student at Monash, and former Artist-in-Residence at the Cowwarr Art Space. She examines mental illness, sexuality and sexualisation of young women all through poetry written to sound, feel and be beautiful, and highlight exactly why it isn’t.
Hear poems that have been published and won competitions all over the world, and hear poems that have never been read of performed before.
The 2015 Container Festival launches in the MUST Hub space on Friday 31 July from 6pm till late with free entry. Featuring an impressive line-up of festival artists, guests will get a sneak preview of the diverse work on offer, meet the artists, and enjoy a sensational party!
Audrey El-Osta is a Melbourne writer, studying Linguistics and Literature at Monash University, living in Ormond with four cats and three humans that don’t measure up. Mama Alto described her work as “highly moving, transporting and subversive odes to womanhood and female divinity.” She’s performed at MUST and the Container Festival, and runs the Monash Creative Writers Club.
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.