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.
A night for the poetic sweepings of the inner north to degenerate into vitriol and confusion. And rise into revelation, liberating confession and poetic wisps of the sublime. A feast of clashing waters. All in a cozy artsy pup. No features, no list, no limits. Just put your hand up and come on up. Is your piece not really ready? It is for this gig. None of us know what will happen on the night, yet 100% of people performing spoken word here for the first time in their lives have survived so far, and often return for more.
Winner of the Midsumma Festival Queer Poetry Slam, Nikki Viveca, performs ‘Asexual Love Poem’ at the Malthouse Theatre.
Queer comedienne Nikki Viveca is a prolific performer in standup, spoken word and improv. Her solo storytelling shows include The Lazy Show, about her love affair with laziness, and Asexual Healing, about her lack of interest in actual love affairs. She has been a featured performer three times at women’s spoken word night Mother Tongue, as well as appearing in many queer and alternative events such as Trans Magic, Taint and Lemon Comedy. She can be seen at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Three Dollar Bill, Completely Improvised Potter and her new solo show, The Cake Bride.
In its 4th year, the Arts Queensland XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word is Australia’s only national arts award that recognises the growing field of spoken word and is named after the former 2010 Arts Queensland Poet in Residence, Emily XYZ, who left a deep impression on many of today’s Queensland spoken word artists. It is open to applicants Australia-wide.
The winner receives $1,000 and publication with Melbourne Spoken Word.
Previous winners include Quinn Eades, Benjamin Wild, and Manna Marvel.
The 2018 Selection Panel was Daisy Lavea-Timo, Benjamin Solah.
Winner: Anisa Nandaula / I hate you
Anisa Nandaula is the 2016 Queensland poetry slam champion, the runner up Australian poetry slam champion and nationally renowned poet. This published poet has performed her work at festivals around the country such as the Queensland poetry festival, Townsville Multicultural festival, Women of the world festival and African Australian film festival. Her unique and captivating exploration of identity and politics has been showcased at the Sydney Opera house, Slama Lama ding dong in Melbourne and Adelaide writers center. Her combination performance, engaging use of language and profound ideas can capture the heart of any audience. She is a published author releasing her debut collection titled Melanin Garden.
Highly Commended: Joel McKerrow / The Brave Ones
Joel McKerrow is an award winning writer, speaker, educator, community arts worker and one of Australia’s most successful internationally touring performance poets having performed for hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world since 2010. Based out of Melbourne, Australia he is the Artist Ambassador for the aid and development organisation ‘TEAR Australia’ and was the co-founder of community arts organisation, ‘The Centre for Poetics and Justice’ (2010-2013). Joel was the third ever