City Without Stories by Jakob Boyd
Waffle Irongirl | Santo Cazzati |
Sharifa A Tartoussi | Michelle Helliwell | Gabrielle Everall
Hosted by Steve Smart
13/10 8pm Open Studio Northcote
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.
The launch will be held in the lovely and intimate Open Studio bar in Northcote with performances from friends and inspirations from around Melbourne’s spoken word scene.
Jakob Boyd (Laundry Man) is a spoken word artist and community organiser raised in Perth’s anarchist community and active since 2012. Boyd co-hosts Perth Slam and runs events and projects all around Perth’s music and poetry scenes and has performed in festivals, events, bands and theatre in WA, NSW and Victoria including NYWF, Southbound, 3CR radio and Perth Poetry Festival. Boyd's work has been published in Cordite, Mulla Mulla Press, OUTinPerth and in UQP’s Solid Air anthology of spoken word.
This event will be held on the illegally occupied Lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future and support all First Nation's struggles towards self-determination.