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Spoken Word at Bar Oussou

26 February 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

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

Poetry at Absinthesalon featuring Michael Reynolds

28 February 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

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

Dan Poets featuring Christine Burrows

3 March 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

The Dan is Melbourne’s longest running weekly poetry venue is now in its 24th year.

Sporting Poets featuring Michael Farrell, Emily Stewart and Will Druce

11 March 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

Sporting Poets runs once a month, on the first Sunday at 5 for a 5:30pm start.

Poets Off The Hook Open Mic

25 March 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

Poets Off The Hook is a monthly open mic hosted by Melbourne poetry legend, Steve Smart, held on the last...

Poetesis open mic

18 April 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

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

The Telling Tree @ Bargoonga Nganjin

25 April 2018
Melbourne Spoken Word

Yarra Libraries presents ‘The Telling Tree’, an installation based, interactive, community storytelling...