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Poetry at Lentil: On Water

22 February 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

Pay-as-you-feel restaurant, Lentil As Anything, located in the old nuns dining hall at the Abbotsford...

Dan Poets featuring Liz Hicklin

23 February 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

The Dan is Melbourne’s longest running weekly poetry venue is now in its 25th year.

Melbourne Poets Union's Saturday Night featuring Tariro Mavondo and...

23 February 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

MPU’s first monthly event for 2019 is a superstar event with 2018 MSW Prize winner Natalie Jeffreys and...

Spoken Word at Bar Oussou

25 February 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

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

Slamalamadingdong featuring Magan Magan

27 February 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

Slamalamadingdong is Melbourne’s premiere poetry slam, being the only slam in Australia currently PSI-...

Poetry at Chrissy Hills featuring Andy Jackson

28 February 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

Poetry@Chrissy Hills originally began as a bi-monthly reading called ‘...

Danks Divergent Dialect

4 March 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

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

The Non-Person Category and the Global Refugee Problem

5 March 2019
Existentialist Society
Dr. Binoy Kampmark (Global, Urban & Social...

Existentialist Society.
Free public lecture, 8pm, followed by questions and discussion:

Poetryspective featuring Ela Fornalska and Sigrun Mikula

5 March 2019
Melbourne Spoken Word

Hosted by ‘the patron-saint of Melbourne poetry,’ poet and photographer Michael Reynolds, what began as a...