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The 2019 Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival Opening Night

  • The Toff in Town Level 2, 252 Swanston Street Melbourne (map)
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Melbourne Spoken Word invites you to the opening of The 2019 Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival Opening Night. We're excited to open two and a half weeks of spoken word performances, poetry readings, slams, open mics, workshops and international guests.

Opening night features a special line-up including one of Australia's highest-calibre spoken word artists, Luka Lesson (QLD), plus Singapore's Stephanie Dogfoot Chan; former Australia Poetry Slam Champ, Arielle Cottingham; Stella Prize Vice-Chair and author of 'A Leaving' (Vagabond Press), Eleanor Jackson; selected in five of the last six Best Australian Poems, Andy Jackson; Melbourne Spoken Word Prize winner, Natalie Jeffreys and up & coming poet and Slamlamadingdong Grand-Slam runner-up (by 0.1 of a point!), Zaynab G Farah.

Accessibility: There's an elevator to The Toff in Town on Level 2. The Toff in Town has a fully wheelchair accessible toilet.

Adult: $30
Concession: $25
Golden Ticket (Including Opening, Closing and two workshops): $100 (on sale separately soon)