Thursday, January 1 @ 12:00am
Has an Open Mic?
The workshop is free but bookings help us with an idea of numbers for each session: https://eventbrite.com/e/…
Melbourne Spoken Word presents We Work This Shop, a workshop for spoken word artists and poets. It’s a space to bring spoken word or poetry, especially meant for the stage or to be read aloud, for feedback from your peers in a constructive and supportive environment. The workshop is for all levels of experience.
It is a good idea to bring printouts of your piece to share so peers can make notes, but entirely optional. Also worth bringing something to write with, like a notebook or laptop as we usually begin with a short writing exercise or prompt to get the juices flowing.
It’s free but please book via Eventbrite so we know how many people to expect. Presented by Melbourne Spoken Word, and supported by Brunswick Library.
All Ages / Alcohol-Free / Wheelchair Accessible including appropriate toilets and scooter and wheelchair recharge points.
MSW acknowledges that this event takes place on indigenous land, the land of Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, that this land was stolen, and never ceded. We’d like to acknowledge their elders, past, present and future.
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.