Tuesday, April 28 @ 7:00pm
239 Lonsdale Street Chinatown
Has an Open Mic?
Only 10 spots on the open mic. Open mic registration at 6.45pm. Some spots available on their Facebook page on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Voices in the Attic, founded in February 2014, is a multi-genre open mic nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. We welcome multiple forms of expression including poetry, storytelling, music, comedy, rap. However you choose to be expressive, share experiences, trust yourself and experiment we have space for you. Voices is held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. There are ten open mic spots with five minutes each. Open mic registration is at and 6:45 and open mic starts at 7pm.
Rowan White is an Anglo-Melbournian poet, spoken word performer, singer, activist, counselor, driving instructor and sometime disability support worker. Rowan’s writing explores themes such as the beautiful here and now and the problem of privilege. His style is personal and polemical, with a touch of dag. He likes peanut butter and jam on his toast every other morning. His favorite word in the universe is ‘glockenspiel’. Rowan’s first book is ‘Tailwind and other poems’, published in 2015.
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.