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We Work This Shop

28 January 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

We Work This Shop is a place for poets and spoken word artists of all styles and levels to bring their...

Afro Hub Poetry Slam featuring Tenda McFly

28 January 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

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

Spoken Word at Bar Oussou

29 January 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

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

Painting in tongues- poetry slam

31 January 2018
Boroondara Library Service
Jess Knight, Glenn Ewing and Lara Mitchell

Join us for a night of colourful language at Hawthorn’s House of Letters (aka Hawthorn Library), featuring...

Absinthesalon Poetry featuring Steve Smart

31 January 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

Come on down to the finest bar in town to indulge your senses: tulip lighting, Absinthe drinking and kick...

Girls on Key featuring Jay Larkin and Monica Karo

7 February 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

Girls on Key is a monthly poetry gig offering a platform for female-identifying and non-gender conforming...

To the Ends of the 'Verse Northcote

20 February 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

To the Ends of the ‘Verse is all open mic, all the time, hosted between two venues, The Skylark Room out...