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

  • Siteworks: Community Room 33 Saxon Street Brunswick, VIC, 3056 Australia (map)

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)