Poetesis Open Mic Poetry Loves You

Sooki Lounge 1648 Burwood Hwy, Blegrave

*Rescheduled from the 17th to the 24th due to snap lock down* In honor of St Valentine the patron saint of courtly love (and epilepsy?!), Poetesis cordially invites you all to an intimate night of poetry as we celebrate the many facets of LOVE Come and join us as we share tales of romance, heartbreak, […]


Wordcraft Workshops: From Thoughts to Poetry

Wordcraft brings its first poetry workshop, targeted at those who are starting out with the spoken word. This workshop is a beginner's look at how to craft a spoken word piece. Covering strategies that will become a part of your writing toolkit, join 2020 Australian Poetry Slam Champion, Ren Alessandra for this informal but instructive […]


Talking Blue: Poetry @ Ronnie’s Blue Bar

Ronnie's Blue Bar Chapel St, Prahran

Poetry has arrived at Melbourne’s home of hip-hop, Ronnie’s Blue Bar. Smooth talkers, slick walkers, gather round for a night of linguistic subtlety and sultry word play. Ronnie's blue bar in collaboration with vibe union presents: Talking Blue; with the guidance of Vic state finalist poet Jason Voss, we'll be talking a journey through words […]


Poetesis Open Mic Gets Mythological

Sooki Lounge 1648 Burwood Hwy, Blegrave

The fates have foretold the coming of a monumental moment... This upcoming open mic will see the spinning of great tales by the new gods as we explore the loose writing prompt/theme of MYTHOLOGY. So come join your fellow heroes, demigods and monsters as we share poetry inspired by the stories of old in the […]



Science Gallery Melboune, 700 Swanston Street, Carlton Science Gallery Melbourne, 700 Swanston Street, Carlton

POEMENTAL  will see poets, performers and scientists come together to celebrate and investigate these themes and provide an entertaining evening of words, images and movement. The night will also feature an Open Mic section. Spontaneous or prepared poems are welcome. So come read us your best 2-minute poems. Spaces are limited and there are prizes […]


Poetesis Open Mic

Sooki Lounge 1648 Burwood Hwy, Blegrave

To our extended poetry family, We'd love to catch up with you all and share some words on Josh's theme/writing prompt of FAMILY. So come on down, make yourself comfortable and let's speak and listen about what FAMILY means to you. Free Entry Doors from 6:30 Sign up on the night Downstairs behind the bookshelf […]


Spoken Word Sunday @Neighbours Cafe

Neighbours Cafe 42 Chapel Street, St Kilda

Celebrate Australian Poetry Month at Neighbours Café with a wonderful afternoon listening to poetry performances from some of Neighbour Cafe's favourite Melbourne awarding-winning poets and verse-makers. Sit back and enjoy the cozy cafe vibe surrounded by art while you soak up the wordcraft of: Allan Lake Andrew Bock Anthony Breslin Claire Gaskin Gayelene Carbis Lyndon […]


Radio Talk

Radio Bar 357 Brunswick St, VIC, Fitzroy

A fortnightly open showcase of spoken word, poetry & all other language arts. Hosted at Radio Bar, Fitzroy. Smooth talkers, slick walkers, gather round for a night of linguistic subtlety and sultry word play. Vibe Union presents: Radio Talk; with the guidance of poet & MC Jason Voss, we'll be talking a journey through words […]


Felix Nobis @ Cherry Poets + Melbourne Poetry Doco Screening #3

Cherry Tree Hotel 53 Balmain St, Cremorne

This week at Cherry Poets: 1pm - Part 3 of Ken Smeaton's Melbourne Poetry Venues doco, "The 90s" (monthly screenings on the 1st Saturday). So much to learn about the history of the Melbourne scene. 2pm - Regular Cherry Poets event, featuring iconic poet Felix Nobis performing two sets of his excellent work. Plus open […]


‘You Have Been Chosen’ – Babble Reunion Show

Bar Open 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

One-off Babble reunion gig featuring the original Dr Babble, Phil Norton, plus open mic and special guests. MCs EZB and Smarty with DJ Sean M Whelan. Babble was a wild Melbourne poetry-spoken word institution in the 2000s and this is the first reunion in about a decade. Expect surprises and shenanigans. You Have Been Chosen...

$5 – $7

Thin Red Lines

Brunswick Artist's Bar 316 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC

Thin Red Lines is a quarterly poetry event in Naarm (Melbourne), curated by Thabani Tshuma and Georgia Kartas. TRL creates space for poets and multidisciplinary artists to share their work, and challenge the parameters of performance. Featuring four artists at each show, it is an opportunity for audiences to access and experience a curated poetry program. September 15th […]


IQ (Benjamin Theolonious Sanders) @ Cherry Poets

Cherry Tree Hotel 53 Balmain St, Cremorne

This week's Cherry Poets feature is Benjamin Theolonious Sanders (aka IQ). IQ is an expat American poet and former slam champion, educator, publisher, producer and cultural ambassador hailing from Memphis, Tennessee. He has been living and performing in Melbourne for more than a decade, and most recently, delighting audiences in Geelong. Cherry Poets includes a […]