Thursday, October 1 @ 7:00pm
Station 59 - Watchroom
Richmond VIC AU
Has an Open Mic?
If you are a writer and have an erotic or gothic poem, excerpt or other performance piece to share, please contact Miriam on: [email protected]
Come join us at this funky dive bar for an evening of gothic & erotic spoken-word performance. Cringe, squirm, shudder, gasp, sigh with pleasure, and grin with naughty delight as our talented array of performers take the stage and leave you speechless with WORD-SHOCK!
In collaboration with Little Raven Publishers.
Spoken-Word/Performance Poets: Amy Bodossian, Peter Salvatore Mathews, Amanda Marx, James WF Roberts.
Actor: Emma Louise
DRESS: Op-shop classics! Come dressed in your favorite op shop outfit and get into the dive bar spirit of things! (Extra points for retro ties and gaudy plastic jewellery!)
FOOD & DRINK
Station 59 has a well-stocked, reasonably priced bar and meals and snack are available on order. The door cost goes to the performers, not the venue, so please do buy drinks or they might get grumpy at us. 🙂
ABOUT LITTLE RAVEN
Little Raven are publishers of erotic fiction and run from both England and Australia. Their spoken word literary events are dedicated to erotic performance, showcasing feature performers and offering open mic slots for writers and performers of erotica. This event is a collaboration between Where the Wild Things are and Little Raven Publishing and is dedicated to both gothic and erotic spoken word performance.
HOW TO GET THERE
By Tram: Get the number 12 tram towards Victoria Gardens or the 109 tram towards Box Hill From Parliament Railway Station, . If you’re coming from south-side, the 78 tram will drop you right out the front!
By Train: The closest train station is North Richmond, on the South Morang or Hurstbridge line. From there, take a walk straight down Elizabeth st until you hit Church st, then take a right.
Littlefoot & Co host a special night of spoken word as part of the Emerging Writers’ Festival featuring Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa.
A night of spoken word of all kinds out in the South-East of Melbourne, featuring good vibes, plenty of open mic spots and encouraging of first time performers.
Love, loss, and loneliness all pop up in Kendra Keller’s (aka Lady Longdrop) lively and tender first collection of poems Hey Moon! Lady Longdrop demands a conversation that leads us away from an elusive state. With an active, empowered voice, she uses the moon the way many of us use it – to connect to the hidden self from, the self that is terrified of being seen. Poetry to her is a form of meditation.
In the section ‘Moon Poems’, she takes the reader out to see the moon, and in the poem, ‘Full-of-it’ lies a powerfully vulnerable question that requires sight:
Great fat moon
Why do you look at me and ask
Whether I am as fully human as you are fully stone
What would it take for many of us to articulate the pain our mothers and fathers caused us? To articulate back, to them, their state, and ours, through a question? Lady Longdrop insists that we rest before this journey – to connect with our larger selves.
What would it feel like if we took our problems to the moon, then feasted on her light as the narrator of the book does? Would we perceive love in ways suggested in ‘Love Is’?
A forgotten dream
Would we then dig deeper into our memories, and say:
Love is some clothes I threw out cos they didn’t fit anymore
Love is some papers
Dusty with nostalgia
That I had to burn
Where would we go? The ocean?
If we are to find ourselves, to find where we belong, we must find the things that truly know themselves. In her poem ‘As Though it is OK’, Lady Longdrop poetically displays the human demise when we compare ourselves to others without the knowledge of our capacity to transcend our conditions.
You hang there
As though it is ok
As though there are humans who can cope with your perfect
mirroring of yourself
Lady Longdrop consistently draws attention to the possibility of opening up
Ziimusic performs ‘Black Don’t Crack’ at the Slamalamadingdong Grand Slam in May. Ziimusic is on the 2018 Slamalamadingdong National Poetry Slam team travelling to Chicago in August.
ZIIMUSIC, is a Naarm based creative blending his artistry into a soulful experience. Originally from Zimbabwe, ZIIMUSIC began his creative career as a rapper and musician. He has had the privilege of performing in and around Naarm where his band have performed at festivals and sold out venues. 2017 saw ZIIMUSIC step into the Spoken Word scene as he was part of the Band Of Brothaz compromising of Naarms most decorated spoken word artists.