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2021 XYZ Prize Winner: Megan J. Riedl’s ‘Single White Female.’

Melbourne Spoken Word would like to congratulate Megan J. Riedl upon winning The Arts Queensland XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word as “Australia‚Äôs only national arts award that recognises […]

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The 2020 XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word Winners : Eloise Grills and Jaslyn Robertson

The winners of the 2020 XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word are: Eloise Grills and Jaslyn Robertson (co-winners and collaborators), for their piece “Erotic Thriller”. Highest Queensland Entry: Holly […]

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Melbourne Spoken Word to host spoken word festival online in 2020

With the world in a pretty unprecedented situation, as people already know, and although it’s by far not the most important issue right now, it’s had a pretty devastating effect […]

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Morgaine van Wingerden / The Waitlist

Morgaine van Wingerden, honourable mention at The 2019 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize performs ‘The Waitlist’ at Collingwood Town Hall. The 2019 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize was supported by Yarra Libraries. […]

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Miss Yankey / The Rose That Never Grew

Miss Yankey performs ‘The Rose That Never Grew’ at Slamalamadingdong in March, 2019. Miss Yankey is a British/Ghanaian Spoken Word artist; Founder of Poetry Prescribed; FLO Poet; Co-host and Resident […]

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Thabani Tshuma – No Strings (MSW Prize 2019)

Thabani Tshuma, winner of The 2019 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize, as well as The People’s Choice Award and The Convener’s Choice Award, performs his winning poem, ‘No Strings’ at Collingwood […]