Chamber Poets is a monthly spoken word event which began in February 2013 and is convened by Myron Lysenko. The program consists of a featured poet, an Open Section where poets vie for the Poet of the Month Award and the resident band Black Forest Smoke, who perform poetry and music compositions. Character actor and renowned voice artist John Flaus is a regular who often reads the work of reluctant poets or those who wish to remain anonymous.
Chamber Poets #70 will feature Michael Reynolds, the well-known and well-loved Melbourne poet, photographer and host of the long-running event, Passionate Tongues. The Melbourne Poets Union, published his chapbook Upon Finding a Chair in the Forest, in 2008. His work is witty, humane and full of word-play.
There are bar facilitates, the kitchen provides vegetable soup and scones, there is a raffle for book prizes and everybody is welcome to listen or read.
Open mic: sign up on the door