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Melbourne is full of literary activity with something happening every night of the week. Explore the calendar below, use the category tags to focus in on what you like or use our search box to zero in on your interests.

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Afro Hub Poetry Slam featuring Consciously Kyah

23 April 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

Afro Hub is a monthly open mic where poets can share their work.

Slamalamadingdong! Grand Slam featuring Tenda McFly

26 April 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

Slamalamadingdong hosts its annual Grand Slam, this year at Howler, where the top poets from a season of...

Melbourne Visiting Poets Program presents Mindy Gill

29 April 2019
Australian Poetry

Poet and Peril editor, Mindy Gill visits Melbourne on April 29 for a reading with locals Bella Li, Melody...

Danks Divergent Dialect

29 April 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

Danks Divergent Dialect is a new fortnightly open mic event hosted by Hamish Danks Brown a.k.a.

Girls on Key featuring Kathy Parker and Maja Amanita

1 May 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

Girls on Key is a monthly poetry gig offering a platform for women and non-binary poets and spoken word...

Poetesis Open Mic Poetry

8 May 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

Every second Wednesday, behind the bookshelf in Sooki Lounge’s secret downstairs ‘nook’, you will find a...

MPU Workshop: Stage and Play Poetry Workshop with David Stavanger

18 May 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

Spoken word is often urgent, visceral, and at times redemptive.

Spoken Word at Bar Oussou

20 May 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

A night for the poetic sweepings of the inner north to degenerate into vitriol and confusion.