Friday, December 7 @ 7:00pm
Northcote Town Hall
189 High Street,
$15/12 ($20/15 on the door)
Has an Open Mic?
Online pre-sales sold out.
Limit of 50 tickets sold on the door tonight.
Shortlist nominations and wildcard entries closed.
The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize is the fourth annual episode of one of Melbourne’s premier events for spoken word. Taking place this year at Northcote Town Hall.
Join us and an amazing line-up of poets, nominated be gig conveners, to celebrate the year in spoken word and poetry around Melbourne, bringing together the vast array of regular poetry events that happen all over the city and state.
The Melbourne Spoken Word Prize is a prize for live performance judged by some of Melbourne’s most influential and esteemed leaders in our spoken word community. Thirty poets, to be announced, from both nominations and wildcard entries compete for $1,000, plus $200 for people’s choice award and a convener’s choice award for the poet most nominated by gig hosts.
This event is likely to be sold out.
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.