Electric Journal - David Stavanger

Australian Poetry

Event Date: 
4 May 2018
Author / Presenters: 
David Stavanger, Eleanor Jackson, Andy Jackson, Tim Evans, Misbah, Bonny Cassidy

Join David Stavanger for this free two-part event exploring the intersection of mental health and writing, as well as the divide between poets who write for the page and those that take to the stage.

The Electric Journal

A reading & performance by David Stavanger including his recent prose-poem based on his experiences with ECT, pieces from his award-winning collection, The Special, and other new work.

Page meets Stage

Based on New York’s Bowery Poetry Club’s long-running series “where the Pulitzer Prize meets the poetry slam.” Hosted and curated by David Stavanger, this event pairs acclaimed page poet Andy Jackson with renowned spoken word artist Eleanor Jackson, going poem for poem to find uncommon ground. The performance will be opened by emerging spoken word artist Tim Evans and multi-disciplinary poet Misbah.

Friday, 4 May

6.00—8.00 pm (free, just turn up)

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Free entry with drinks and books by all poets available to purchase on the night.

Presented as part of the Melbourne Visiting Poets Program and its program’s partners, RMIT non/fictionLab, Rabbit Poetry, Australian Poetry and Melbourne Spoken Word.