Friday, September 2 @ 1:00pm
Under the Hammer
158 Sydney Road Coburg
$30 ($25 for Patreon Patrons)
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Melbourne Spoken Word hosts a special workshop with spoken word artist, Anthony Anaxagorou from the UK, before his live show with local guests on the Sunday evening.
$30 for a 3-hour workshop. Open to all levels. Please book your spot as spaces are limited.
This 3-hour poetry workshop that looks at poetry, spoken word performance and the role of literature and language in the cultural development of societies. It will provide the rare and unique opportunity for poets of all levels to learn from an accomplished poet and his experiences of a different culture and country. This workshop offers a unique cross cultural opportunity for the local community to gain insight into the global networks that Anthony represents and also to gain instruction from a recognised professional in areas of poetry, creative writing and language as a social art form. In the workshop Anthony will share with with participants his wealth of knowledge and experience from his career as poet and educator in London and guide them through practical exercises to help them develop their own art. Participants will be given the opportunity to assess the role of poetry and language in their own lives so that they may start to look differently at literature and its place in society. Anthony builds on the concepts of poetry and literature to include performance and presentation which again will challenge participants to assess the cultural and social context of language and literature. While working with participants to develop their own original pieces, Anthony will also help participants to create new material focusing on themes and techniques taught in the workshop.
Anthony Anaxagorou is an award winning poet, prose writer, performer and educator. He has published eight volumes of poetry, a spoken word EP and written for theatre. His poetry has appeared on various BBC programs over the last decade and in 2013 his poem Dialectics was interpreted and performed by Cirque du Soleil. His poetry and fiction writing won Groucho Maverick award in 2015. In 2016 Anaxagorou is launching his new book Heterogeneous. The definitive anthology of his poetry, Heterogeneous is an extensive and revised selection taken from several previous volumes. With this latest work Anaxagorou offers readers an insight into his poetry career with work spanning from 2009 to 2016. These seven instructive years highlight the making of a poet who has now subsequently achieved international acclaim as a thinker, writer, polemicist and activist.
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.