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Words in Winter Workshop: Taking Poetry Beyond the Page

19 August 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

Join the convenor of La Mama Poetica, Amanda Anastasi, in this workshop that will take you through...


21 August 2018
The Moth
Open Mic Personal Storytelling

Hosted by: Taku Mbudzi • Venue: Melba Spiegeltent, Collingwood.

present tense: How to Read Poetry

22 August 2018
present tense
Ali Alizadeh, Cassandra Atherton, & Jessica...

What do we think about poetry?

Sydney Road Brunswick Writer's Contest & Cup 2018

23 August 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

The Sydney Road Writer’s Contest and Cup – Poetry & Storytelling night is a warm and welcome break...

Melbourne Writers Festival: Sunday Salon

26 August 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

Featuring: Sukhjit Kaur, Nour Abouzeid, Farah Beaini, Amal Ibrahim, Illimine, Aarti Jadu, Charlotte...

Mother Tongue featuring Rhiann Isaacs, Tariro Mavondo, Chalise van...

26 August 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

Mother Tongue is an intimate and inspiring Women’s Spoken Word event.

Melbourne Spoken Word presents Bill Moran (TX, USA)

1 September 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

Melbourne Spoken Word is excited to bring you back Texan poet, Bill Moran, following previous tours of...

MSW Workshop: When You Cant Kill The Monster - The Poem as Muzzle with...

2 September 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

Melbourne Spoken Word hosts this special three-hour workshop with US poet Bill Moran.

Northcote High School Poetry Slam

7 September 2018
Northcote High School
Emilie Zoey Baker

Friday night from 7 - 9pm.