Trailblazer of WA’s spoken word and DIY music scenes Jakob Boyd (AKA Laundry Man) returns to Melbourne for an east coast launch of City Without Stories - a debut collection of raw, playful and energetic verse journeying through fast food kitchens, nihilistic suburbs and romance in the underground. Published through Indifference Publications, and inspired by a generation of underground Australian poetry; City Without Stories is a punk poet’s call to action to build our own culture from the ground up.
his workshop aims to give you the tools and impetus to produce your own chapbook. Together, we explore setting intentions, defining success, the drafting and editorial process, the layout and printing process, marketing and distribution, and how to do it all in a way that sustains your creative energy.
Eleven Amazing Performers will capture an 'In Character Performance' by bringing to the Stage, the Voice, Dress and Style of their chosen Poet. Each Performer will absorb and transform for a night of Cracking Spoken Word. Please join us on a Journey of Reincarnation and Reinvention
Poetry/spoken word- world of poetry, a spoken world, words of worlds, worlds of words!
Poetryspective: Two features, one performing their own work, the other giving a retrospective of a poet who inspires them.
Waffle Irongirl - Bill Moran Retrospective.
That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith's Every Monday at Smith's Alternative in Canberra.
A forum on cooperative approaches to the affordable housing crisis - followed by a poetical response.
Girls on Key presents the launch of the poetry film, Taming Hyenas, a collaboration between Melbourne poet, Farah Beaini and artist Anke MacLean, Frog Sand Glass co-produced by Anna Forsyth. Special featured guest poet joining us on the night will be the always inspiring and endearing Waffle Irongirl
GriffinSpeak goes sans open mic to showcase what has been two years of the kind of poetry that not only feeds your soul, but makes you wonder how you survived without it. #MSWPF18
Passionate Tongues, hosted by Michael Reynolds celebrates its 19th year with a special showcase of four diverse and talented poets, plus the open mic perfect for seasoned poets and those jumping up for the first time. #MSWPF18
Poetryspective: Two features, one performing their own work, and the other giving a retrospective of a poet who inspires them. This event Jocelyn Deane performs a retrospective of Iranian-American poet Solmaz Sharif and Waffle Irongirl performs a spoken word set of own works.
Amy Bodossian's smash Adelaide Fringe Show "Don't Worry, I've Got it Covered!"
Critically acclaimed cabaret OCDiva and cult spoken word superstar Amy Bodossian brings her smash Adelaide Fringe show 'Don't Worry, I've Got it Covered!' to Melbourne for ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Don't miss this Melbourne debut of this show in its VERY raw and fecund state - before the amniotic fluid is washed off!
Supported by the brilliant Josh Cake.
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:
* Renowned spoken word/poetry legend and emcee Anthony O'sullivan
* The dangerously raw, vulnerable and biting spoken word of Waffle Irongirl.
* a special treat from PO PO MO CO (abusrdist comedy).
Hosted by Outside The Box Press and Amy Bodossian
Kaddish: a tribute to the late Allen Ginsberg
Purpose of tribute: October 2017 is the 50th anniversary of ‘Howl’ obscenity trial and this is also the 20th year since Allen’s death
DJ LAPKAT, Richard Watts, Alicia Sometimes, Waffle Iron Girl, Kylie Supski, Reverse Butcher, Chalise Van Wyngaardt, Steve Smart, Benjamin Solah, Amanda Anastasi, Anthony O’Sullivan, Santo Cazzati, Sista Zai Zanda, Duncan Graham, Peter Davis.
$10 entry (fundraiser to support Hares and Hyenas to keep going)
It's like the Mummy meets the Werewolf except that Smarty is the Mummy and the Werewolf, and probably Frankenstein as well and Darebin Music Feast is really lovely. So really nothing like that at all.
We are back at Tago Mago with the biggest show we've ever done and what an exciting lineup we have for you! Check this out, we have music and poetry by... (in alphabetical order):
Kylie Supski (poetry)
Maggie May (music)
Norman Jensen (poetry)
Tracey Jane & The Power Dressers (music)
and Waffle Irongirl (poetry)
MC Steve Smart for all things to blame
In conjunction with Darebin Music Feast which you can find out about by clicking this link here https://musicfeast.com.au/
Calling it a 7.30 start so we can start bang on 8pm because clearly we have oodles going on on the night. Oodles. Bio info as usual will be in the discussion section.
Thursday 9am, interviewed by the delightful Carmen Main from the 3CR Spoken Word team.
LIsten by tuning your radio dial to 855 AM in Melbourne, or by internet streaming from http://www.3cr.org.au/streaming. Better still, subscribe to the 3CR Spoken Word podcast from any podcatcher for an excellent on-going supply of excellent poet interviews!