Jul
28
5:30 PM17:30

Poets’ Corner featuring Daymon Greulich (Hunch)

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Poets' Corner gathering includes a guest poet set and two open mic sets. Our event happens in a licensed, cosy, warm cafe on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, opposite the beach on the last Sunday of each month; March - November. We aim to encourage anyone who is involved to read, perform, write or just listen in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Patrons can enjoy a two-course meal and a glass of wine/ coffee or just come and listen. The BBC cafe is a small venue, up to 50 seats available, so early bookings are advised.

Bookings via calling (03)5982 0295

With two-course meal: $30

Without meal: $5

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Jul
28
5:00 PM17:00

The Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival Closing Night Party

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Celebrate the end of the Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival with a special closing night party, featuring Individual World Poetry Slam Champ, Mic Ting (USA), MSW’s favourite touring poet, Bill Moran (USA), 2018 Slamalamadingdong Grand Slam Champion, Tenda McFly, author of ‘Paperweight,’ Claire Gaskin, the poetry scenes best hugger, John Englezos and The Melbourne Spoken Word Prize’s People’s Choice, Rania Ahmed.

General Admission: $25

Concession: $20

Golden Ticket (Including Opening, Closing and two workshops): $100 (on sale separately soon)

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Jul
28
5:00 PM17:00

Sporting Poets

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Featuring TBC

Sporting Poets is a monthly poetry reading and creative hub that champions the work of published poets. Join us at Compass Pizza on Lygon St to hear the work of three poets, then stick around for pizza, wine and poetry chat.

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Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Be Mused Poetry & Humanity

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Featuring Edward Caruso, Diana Cousens, Susannah Powell and Cheung-Ling Wong

Be Mused is pleased to present at The Resistance Bar, one of Hawthorn’s most happening burger/cocktail lounges that is conveniently located under the Don Arcade adjacent to the Glenferrie train station on the Lilydale line. Open mic sessions and door prize draws are also on the night. ‘Be Mused’ Poetry & Humanity is an official Australian Red Cross fundraiser. Entry is free but cash donations to the Red Cross, collected on the night, is encouraged and gratefully accepted.

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Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

The Dan Poets featuring Myron Lysenko

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It’s been going since the beginning of time, and you bet your sweet bippy Dan Poetry will be running during the festival! The last Dan Poets of the festival with Myron Lysenko, with his band Black Forest Smoke to warm our hearts with MC Libby Charlton, plus plenty of HOT OPEN MIC ACTION!

Open mic: Sign up on the board at the event.

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Jul
27
1:00 PM13:00

Melbourne Spoken Word Workshop: Open Your Eyes (OYE) Disability Equality Training

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Would you like to create inclusive environments dedicated to equality and authentic representation of people with disability? Engage confidently with disabled artists and audiences?

Spoken Word is thrilled to be offering Open Your Eyes (OYE) Disability Equality Training, Arts Access Victoria’s (AAV) comprehensive introduction to disability equality tailored specifically for the arts industry. AAV has been a leader in access and disability related professional development for over 40 years.

OYE provides an understanding of the needs of people with disability, along with skills and knowledge that can be immediately implemented in any organisation, group or project. OYE engages and challenges participants in such a way that it transforms fear into confidence.

This training workshop will cover: 

  • Defining disability and understanding its social context

  • Best practice language on disability 

  • The Social Model of Disability 

  • Understanding barriers to inclusion, participation and engagement

  • Knowing your obligations around access and inclusion

  • The creative case for inclusion, beyond compliance  

The Melbourne Fringe Festival Producer had this to say after the workshop: 

“The Open Your Eyes disability awareness and equality training is an essential foundation workshop for absolutely everyone. It places access and inclusion within a social context and in a very short time allows the participants to dismantle preconceived ideas about disability – even when those ideas have been well-meaning and, in some ways, effective – and rebuild their understanding based around the Social Model. It's a mix of educating about what practical steps and processes can be taken to build a more accessible and inclusive society, along with an exploration of dreaming big: imagining a world where all barriers to participation have been removed.”

The OYE facilitators are artists with disability, skilled at using their creative talents to illuminate complex issues around access and inclusion.

Jo Dunbar

Jo Dunbar is a choreographer, director and facilitator with 20 years’ experience in the professional arts industry. Originally from the UK, Jo has worked and trained across multi-art platforms with various arts companies in the UK, Europe and, now, Australia.

In 2011, she founded Australia’s first dance company for deaf and hard-of-hearing performers, The Delta Project. Born profoundly deaf and bilingual in both English and Auslan, she is passionate about all things diverse, experimental and inclusive.

As a facilitator, Jo is skilled at helping participants to draw learning from themselves and each other.

Leisa Prowd

Leisa Prowd has been working at Arts Access Victoria since 2007 to make the arts more accessible for all and is one of the lead facilitators of the OYE Disability Equality Training.

Leisa is an international dancer, performance artist and life model. She joined the inclusive theatre ensembles of the award-winning Rawcus Theatre Company in 2016, and the acclaimed Weave Movement Theatre Group in 2014. She is currently developing both solo and collaborative performances here and overseas.

Leisa’s natural humour and personal anecdotes help to connect participants to the material in a very relatable way.

General Admission: $40

Golden Ticket: $100 (includes Opening Night, Closing Night Party, and two workshops)

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Melbourne Spoken Word Workshop: Extended Metaphor with Slam Champ Mic Ting
Jul
27
1:00 PM13:00

Melbourne Spoken Word Workshop: Extended Metaphor with Slam Champ Mic Ting

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2018 Individual World Poetry Slam champion Mic Ting leads a two-part workshop on the use of extended metaphor in slam followed by a breakdown of performance tactics for increasing stage presence and mastering effective delivery. Workshop will cover how to build a compelling extended metaphor and deliver it in a way the audience will never see coming.

General Admission: $40

Golden Ticket: $100 (includes Opening Night, Closing Night Party, and two workshops)

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Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Girls on Key presents Girls to the Front Movie Night

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Featuring Daiane Moret (Sydney), and Emma Burrows

Girls to the Front is a celebration of poetry and film. Hear three featured poets perform their work live with original footage, along with a jam-packed playlist of poetry films from makers from Australia and around the world. Run in association with Girls on Key, a poetry organisation creating opportunities for women and gender diverse poets and spoken word artists. This event marks the launch of the monthly poetry film night that will showcase the best poetry and spoken word related film out there!

General Admission: $15

Concession: $10

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Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Going Down Swinging Presents: Spoken Like a Champion

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Hands on buzzers!

What do you get when you combine a niche poetry community with a campy, old-school game show?

Ding ding ding! Time’s up.

It’s Spoken Like a Champion, a night of poetry as you’ve never seen (or heard) it before that will pit three poets against each other in a battle of verbal vigour.

Proudly presented by Going Down Swinging and Melbourne Spoken Word, this is an unmissable night of bizarre challenges, curious questions and hopefully some blood.

Fresh off the back of an award-winning season at Adelaide Fringe, performance poet Scotty Wings takes on the role of host in this wild poetry adventure. He will lead the contestants through a series of bizarre challenges to test the poets’ written and improvisational skills in the newly renovated surrounds of the Brunswick Mechanics Institute. Who knows what the results will be? But we do know you’ll want to join us for the ride.

Our brave panel will feature the talents of Anthony WP O’Sullivan (Melbourne performance poet stalwart), Nikki Viveca (Midsumma Festival 2019 Queer Poetry Slam winner) and international guest Stephanie Dogfoot (SGP). A guest performance by Arielle Cottingham will lather us with spoken word realness.

Who will win the first ever Golden Mini Microphone Stand™?* Be there to watch it unfold!

*Not real gold, for budget reasons.

General Admission: $20

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Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

jana featuring wani and special guests

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Jana is presented by wāni as a homage to the incredible lineage of storytelling embedded deep within the Black/African diaspora. The work will break from traditional narrative forms, utilizing interconnected vignettes, emotive verse, and live projections. It looks to challenge popular stereotypes of Black masculinity, rejecting the confines of binaries and assumptions to resist an anti-black world by creating a third space. This is a journey that is simultaneously intellectual and emotional, intimate and curious, humorous and very intentional. Through an introspective look at the world as seen, felt, experienced and imagined by the Afronaut. Adapted from personal experiences to explore a transnational Black identity, drawing on the Afronaut's unique positioning in a third-culture generation.

Warning: Contains mild coarse language, adult themes (violence, self harm or suicide, sexual assault or abuse)

Accessibility: Auslan Interpreted.

General Admission: $20

Concession: $15

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Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Poetry at Lentil

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Featuring Aishah Ali

Open Mic is one of the most exciting art forms in Melbourne right now. The raw emotion, the vulnerability, wisdom and insight that comes from ordinary people as they take to the microphone are both humbling and mind-blowing, confronting and comforting.

Whether this is your very first time or you are an experienced professional at Lentil as Anything we provide a warm, safe and supportive environment to get on a stage, hold a microphone and speak your truth, with delicious cruelty-free food available all night.

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Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

National Poetry Slam Australia, hosted by Slamalamadingdong

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Featuring Team Slama and Mouthful of Melanin from Bankstown Poetry Slam plus teams TBC

Two of Australia's biggest and brightest poetry slams go head to head in a state of poetry origin between the Grand Slam winners of both slams in a test event for what should become a national slam tournament between teams from poetry slams around the country. Slamalamadingdong and Bankstown Poetry Slam pathing a path for this new tournament featuring group and individual pieces.

Early Bird Tickets: $15 (until July 12)

General Admission: $18

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Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Poetic Mamas: Spoken Word Performance

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Poetic Mamas is an all ages, inclusive Spoken Word event celebrating the creativity, resilience and diversity of marginalised women. Featuring Dr Denise Chapman, Elizabeth ‘Lish’ Skec, Kat O, Maxime Banks, Astrid Mbani-carstens and Yvette Stubbs. Wheelchair and pram accessible. Children are welcome. Light snacks and refreshments provided.

Entry by Donation

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Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry BIG READ

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This event celebrates issues 27 (the TENSE issue) and 28 (the POLITICS issue) of ‘Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry’--with poems guest-edited by Pascalle Burton & David Stavanger and Ella O'Keefe & Alan Wearne respectively. The ‘Big Rabbit Read’ will feature short readings by poets published in issues 27 & 28.

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Jul
23
7:30 PM19:30

Talkbox

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TALKBOX is a spoken-word night for the weird and the radical.

On every Tuesday in July, we’ll be showcasing the strangest spoken performances on the Southside. It's a space for emerging performers to turn the conventional slam night on its head through poetry, essays, manifestos, and spoken performance art.

General Admission: $10

Concession: $5

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Jul
23
7:30 PM19:30

Passionate Tongues Poetry

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Featuring Bill Moran (USA), Melizarani T. Selva (Malaysia), Morgaine van Wingerden, Katie Lohner

Passionate Tongues Poetry is in it’s 21st year and is pleased to present an exciting selection of spoken word for their special festival edition. Hosted by poet and photographer, Michael Reynolds, it is one of the warmest and most welcoming spaces for poetry and spoken in the city. and especially popular amongst first-time performers.

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Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

Inside Voices: Open Mic Poetry

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Featuring Nieshanka Nathakrishnakumar

This is an inclusive open mic poetry night. We embrace all forms of poetry and identity. We love brave storytelling. We are a cosy, intimate and safe event. Newcomers welcomed with open arms. Hosted by local queer poet and performer, Poppy Sloan.

Open mic sign-up: on the door

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Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

Poetryspective

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Featuring Anna Forsyth, John Ashton and Aishah Ali

Poetryspective is an exciting fortnightly poetry/spoken word event in Footscray organised and hosted by poet and musician Elizabeth 'Lish' Škec to celebrate and embrace world poetry.

Two features one reading their own poems, the other giving a retrospective of a poet who inspires them. In the spirit of the retrospective, readers in the open section are encouraged to read a poem by someone else as well as their own.

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Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

Painting in Tongues

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Featuring Henry Briffa

Join us for a night of colourful language at Hawthorn's House of Letters (aka Hawthorn Library). This space will be christened by an established poet before being opened up to the floor. You'll have 3 minutes to fill the stage-the blank canvas - with whatever you feel like. No theme, no safety net just you and your words.

Open mic sign-up: registration from 6.45pm

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Jul
23
2:00 PM14:00

MSWPF History Walk

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Let's have a walk and talk! As we stroll the storied streets, we'll learn a little about the history of poetry that happened around Carlton and Fitzroy. Meeting at the La Mama Courthouse, we'll visit old streets and pubs like the Dan and the Perseverance Hotel, which saw some of Melbourne's original readings, with visits from some of the poets who were there on the spot to see it all happen! At the end, everyone is invited to join us at the Brothers Public House (Johnson Street) for the Passionate Tongues Reading (hosted by Michael Reynolds). Bring weather appropriate clothing and be ready for good times!

General Admission: $20

Concession: $10

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Jul
22
7:30 PM19:30

Posty Poetry

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Featuring Aishah Ali

Posty Poetry (Danks Divergent Dialect) is a fortnightly open mic spoken word event in the inclusive and intimate Inkerman Room at The Post Hotel in St Kilda. Launched in November 2018 this is a rare regular spoken word event happening South of the Yarra. It is hosted by Hamish Danks Brown aka Danksta Downunder and all are welcome in any language. This is a comfortable, friendly venue for the audience and performers alike, with a delicious and reasonably priced fusion menu. The Post is easily reached from the CBD by catching either the 3 or 67 tram and getting off at Stop 35.

Open mic sign up: MC chooses performers on the spot by a raise of hands

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Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Common Ground Documentary Premiere

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Participation in arts activity provides people from all walks of life with the opportunity for skills development, increased physical activity, new friends and expanded social circles. Spoken word poetry gives us the opportunity to express, connect, listen and understand each other. It helps us to explore and interpret our own stories and share discoveries and learn from other people's perspective.

Common Ground was established by Multicultural Arts Victoria 5 years ago and is a unique, multilingual, multi-faith project that uses various forms of writing, primarily spoken word, to build connection and understanding between young people of diverse faiths and cultures.

The program comprising of facilitated workshops originated with the Sikh and Muslim communities within Melbourne and expanded to include diverse communities across Melbourne, country Victoria and Perth.

The documentary touches on faith, identity and overcoming adversity through creative expression. It explores the journey of emerging poets Shimaa, Lexi and Patti leading up to their final performance at the Malthouse Theatre, in Melbourne in December 2017.

The documentary also features performances and reflections by past participants who’ve established them selves amongst the emerging Melbourne spoken word scene.

The transformative and unifying essence of the spoken word is explored through Facilitators Nour Abouzeid, Manal Younus and Eugenia Flynn, Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa; and Youth leader Julie Babiano empowers participants through creative writing and performance workshops.

The Common Ground documentary was produced by Flying Aya Media and Multicultural Arts Victoria.

General Admission: $15

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Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

Luka Lesson • Welcome To Paradox

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Luka Lesson brings his unique style of Slam Poetry meets conscious acoustic rap to Melbourne for the release of ‘Welcome to Paradox’. Accompanied by Meena Shamaly on various instruments and programmed beats, as well as other special guests, this is a night of lyricism, politics, love, passion and vulnerability.

General Admission: $20

Concession: $16

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Jul
21
5:00 PM17:00

Launch: Dominique Hecq’s After Cage • Poetry & Dance

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Join us for the launch of the latest poetry collection from award-winning Melbourne poet, Dominique Hecq - After Cage (Girls on Key Press).

In this free event, enjoy collaborations with dance, music and poetry as the art forms collide. A unique pairing with dance choreographed by director, Hellen Sky. In one of her most experimental works to date, Dominique Hecq paints her words through time and space, swooping in and around a meditation on grief, death and rebirth and the age of uncertainty like a bird in flight.

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Jul
21
4:00 PM16:00

The P Word Sessions

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Featuring Tariro Mavondo and Paul Mitchell

The P Word Sessions at The Motley Bauhaus, with MC Extraordinaires Anthony WP O’Sullivan and Santo Cazzati, is a high-quality monthly poetry and spoken word reading. The event features two cutting edge, stylistically diverse poets. Sign up to our open mic on the day (limited spots, so arrive early!) and present your work in a warm and welcoming poetry performance space to an attentive, responsive audience. New readers welcome.

Open mic sign up: see the MCs on arrival

General Admission: $5

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Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Melbourne Spoken Word Workshop: Empowering sensual desires in poetic voice with Fleassy Malay

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Melbourne Spoken Word is proud to present a special MSWPF workshop with poet Fleassy Malay on erotic poetry.

Even in 2019 Sexuality and Desire are two topics which hold a deep social taboo. We have been shamed into silence, into quietening our voices, muffling them into late night whispers in the dark. What if you could not only write your eroticisms, desires, longings, tenderness, sensualities and seductions…but speak them with as much heart as you felt when you wrote them?

In this class, we will explore erotic writing, delving into the power that comes from speaking our truths with courage and authenticity. You will get the chance to write and speak your own erotic poetry, reframing what "eroticism" is and how to approach it linguistically.

This course is designed to be a supportive space for people of all performance/writing experiences, gender identities and sexualities. No one will be forced to share what they write and the topic will be approached with playfulness and care.

General Admission: $30

Golden Ticket: $100 (includes Opening Night, Closing Night Party, and two workshops)

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Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Melbourne Spoken Word Workshop: A Practical Guide to Chapbooks (for Spoken Word Artists)

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Do you want a chapbook of your very own, but don’t know what to do next? Or maybe you’ve had an idea for yonks, but never quite got it off the ground. This workshop aims to give you the tools and impetus to produce your own chapbook. Together, we explore setting intentions, defining success, the drafting and editorial process, the layout and printing process, marketing and distribution, and how to do it all in a way that sustains your creative energy.

General Admission: $30

Golden Ticket: $100 (includes Opening Night, Closing Night Party, and two workshops)

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Jul
21
12:00 PM12:00

The Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival Book Fair

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Come and see what books, albums, and publications spoken word artists and poets have for sale in a special festival book fair, with an open mic just for those selling their ways. Poets or organisations can book tables to sell to festival goers. Participants will also get a chance to perform on an open mic throughout the day.

Open mic: sign up on the day (table holders only)

Book A Table: $10

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Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Workshop: Luka Lesson - The Transformative Moment

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Luka Lesson has spent the last 13 years facilitating workshops for poets of all levels of experience in many countries across the planet. This particular process will focus on a pivotal moment in the participants’ life as the central point of a new poem - as well as performance techniques and individual feedback. Luka brings this workshop from his annual Rhodes Poetry Retreat program to the Melbourne Spoken Word Festival, and it is his only public workshop in Melbourne for 2019.

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General Admission: $60 (includes free Luka Lesson notebook)

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Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry @ The Night Heron

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The Night Heron Poetry Reading or A VERY EXCITING POETRY READING

Featuring Amy Bodossian, Maurice McNamara, Sean O’Callaghan and Yvette Stubbs

Has one extra-bizarre twist on other poetry events. The audience, open mic and feature poets improvise poetry lines to music at the end of the night, and it's open for all to join in any order they like and say something on the theme of the night, to music constructed by George O’Hara.

This time it's going all out. More Themes, More Music, More Special Guests and More Prizes!

With past themes themes from vulnerability or anxiety to Summer Loving and the Macabre, it's now open to suggestions on the Night Heron Poetry Reading Facebook page.

Suggest a theme to the four amazing features or see what they come up with. All fantastic poets with amazing skills.

Free entry but donations are hoped for (suggested amount of $2-$5 to help with out of pocket expenses for the night).

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