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.
What is a week without words? A week without expression? A week without reaching into your core and pulling out all the mess and guts and laying them out for the world to see?
Come down to Thornbury Lentil As Anything every Wednesday to reveal a round-up of weekly thoughts, ideas, poems, and spoken word stories to keep the heart pumping and the mind reeling.
Experiment your style with an open and welcoming audience!
Starts at 6pm.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE / ALL AGES
Zaynab G Farah, winner of November’s Slamalamadingdong performs She is Light at The Melba Spiegeltent.
Zaynab is a Melbourne-based Spoken word artist. Driven to support and give back to her community; her pieces explore intricate personal experiences and topics that she’s very passionate about. Zaynab has performed on various platforms, which include both community and local events.
Winner of September’s slam, Zuleyha Gurdag, performs ‘Woman’ at Slamalamadingdong on September 26, 2018 at The Melba Spiegeltent.
Zuleyha is a Melbourne born and raised poet who takes pride in her Turkish heritage and Australian nationality. Her passion and goal is to raise awareness of intersectionality and empower Muslim youth, particularly women, from the stereotypes and stigmas that surround them. For the long term run, she hopes to become a gynaecologist to advocate female independence and power in disadvantaged communities to change the gender roles accustomed to the people in her community and inspire women to reclaim their rights and increase their knowledge. In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry, spending time with her cat and educating herself on interfaith dialogue and her Turkish history.