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The 2019 Melbourne spoken word & Poetry Festival

July 12 - 28

Following the inaugural Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival in 2018, Melbourne Spoken Word is pleased to announce the 2019 festival will take place in July, with expressions of interest now open.


2019 expressions of interest now open

The 2019 Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival is proposed to take place from Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 28, 2019. Expressions of Interest are now open for both performers/poets wanting to perform as part of the festival, as well as conveners/organisations wanting to host events as part of the festival. Performer EOIs are open to both Melbourne based, interstate and international performers. Event EOIs are open to both existing regular events and those wanting to host one-off events.

Expressions of Interest close at the end of February.


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2019 program coming soon

2018 poets


The Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival is presented and organised by Melbourne Spoken Word, along with the generous support of independently run poetry and spoken word events around Melbourne.


2018 sponsors

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We'd also like to acknowledge the generous support of the Melbourne Writers Group, Michael Reynolds, Ray Liversidge, Hamish Danks Brown, Katie Lohner, Jeltje Fanoy, Tim Hamilton, Christine Misso, Robert Gorlo, Jess Fairfax, Carol Tanner and Jennifer Compton


Would you like to sponsor or support the festival? Email us at benjamin [AT] melbournespokenword [dot] com.


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