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The 2019 Melbourne spoken word & Poetry Festival

July 12 - 28

The 2019 festival program is launching soon! With over 50 events over two and a half weeks, more international guests and more workshops than ever, MSWPF is about to warm up your winter with words.


Can you help us get mswpf19 off the ground?

Unfortunately, Melbourne Spoken Word didn't receive the grants we applied for, grants that were meant to help us with extra costs including promotion and program printing. Those print programs that you may have seen floating around our city last year are a passport to help get punters and people who've not been to a poetry gig before to our festival to introduce them to the power of spoken word and poetry.

In the last couple of weeks, we've been raising money to get the program off the ground. We've raised $1,700 in just over a week, and if we could raise at least another $1,000 in the next week, that'd help make this program a reality.


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