Words Out Loud stays sharp in April

Words Out Loud for AprilWords Out Loud is honing its edgy verse and taking the steel to its prose, as it seeks to “stay sharp” for its outing on Thursday April 19 at the Printers Room, in the basement of Sebaastians at the corner of Mair and Lydiard streets.

With the year sliding into the colder, darker months, the Printers Room is joining the party with food specials: all-you-can-eat soups and hot pot, with a pavlova dessert, for a mere $20! Slurp tasty tucker as well as delicious words!

The spoken word event encourages poets, writers and raconteurs to share their work, or favourite pieces by others, for five-minute open mic sessions on the third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise advertised). The theme isn’t compulsory.

Enter via Mair St. Drink and food available before and during. Take in the air in the beer garden. Enjoy the show from couches, the tables or a seat by the bar. Gold coin donation appreciated. Performances begin from 7pm.

This is a great opportunity to road test new material, celebrate a success or share some inspiration, or simply enjoy a diverse range of spoken word.

Keep in touch at facebook.com/wordsoutloud or join our mailing list.

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March blast, and a booklet in the making


What a great turnout at the March edition on Thursday night! Fifteen performers and a pleasantly full room, and a wonderfully varied mix of subject matter (as always)! The theme of “shine a light” proved popular, as did a secondary vein of tree imagery 🙂

RECORDING: We also recorded the session, so in coming days we’ll be looking at uploading some snippets here for those who would like to hear more, as well as making the recordings available to the artists for their own use.

BOOKLET: Craig Coulson is putting together a collection of prose, poems and yarns presented to theme at Words Out Loud to date. Craig says it’s free to enter but there won’t be payment, with the booklets to be made available for sale at a modest price. Deadline for subs is April 30 — he won’t be editing, so check your punctuation! Let Craig know if it’s a reprint when you submit by email at janetcraigkcoulson AT outlook dot com dot au

PETER TEMPLE: Thanks to Frank Carrucan (on his debut at WOL!) for making sure the recent passing of Ballarat-based writer and Miles Franklin winner Peter Temple did not go unremarked. Peter, the creator of the Jack Irish books (made into a TV series starring Guy Pearce), was much acclaimed. Read more about his amazing career here.

April’s edition: will be announced online next week. Teaser: there will be soup!

BOOK LAUNCHES: 

WOL regular Heather Roche is launching her novel, Finding Eliza, in Majorca (VIC!) on April 22. More details here.

Snake Valley writer Carl Lakeland is having a double-barrel launch at the Printers Room of thrillers Eagle Shield and Project Amber on April 15. More details here.

Our generous host gets his green on for St Patrick’s Day behind the bar. There’ll be dinner specials starting in April!

 

Words Out Loud shines a light in March

words out loud in ballaratWords Out Loud is taking its inspiration from White Night Ballarat when it takes to the stage on March 15 at the Printers Room, in the basement of Sebaastians at the corner of Mair and Lydiard streets.

The spoken word event encourages poets, writers and raconteurs to share their work, or favourite pieces by others, for five-minute open mic sessions on the third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise advertised). The theme for March is “shine a light”, but it isn’t compulsory.

Enter via Mair St. Drink and food available before and during. Enjoy the show from couches, the tables or a seat by the bar. Gold coin donation appreciated.
Performances begin from 7pm.

This is a great opportunity to road test new material, celebrate a success or share some inspiration, or simply enjoy a diverse range of spoken word.

Keep in touch at facebook.com/wordsoutloud or join our mailing list.

Words Out Loud looks for that lovin’ feelin’

words out loud poster for february 2018Words Out Loud gets heartfelt on February 15 when it searches for “that lovin’ feelin'” at the Printers Room, in the basement of Sebaastians at the corner of Mair and Lydiard streets.

The spoken word event encourages poets, writers and raconteurs to share their work, or favourite pieces by others, for five-minute open mic sessions on the third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise advertised).

Enter via Mair St. Drink and food available before and during. Enjoy the show from couches, the tables or a seat by the bar. Gold coin donation appreciated.
Performances begin from 7pm.

This is a great opportunity to road test new material, celebrate a success or share some inspiration, or simply enjoy a diverse range of spoken word.

Keep in touch at facebook.com/wordsoutloud or join our mailing list.
 

Words Out Loud kicks off on January 18

spoken word event in ballaratWords Out Loud returns for 2018 at its new venue, the Printers Room, in the basement of Sebaastians at the corner of Mair and Lydiard streets, on Thursday January 18.
To mark the new venue’s former life as a printery (check out the graffiti on the columns!), the non-binding (heh) theme for the night is “hot metal”.
The spoken word event encourages poets, writers and raconteurs to share their work, or favourite pieces by others, for five-minute open mic sessions on the third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise advertised).
Enter via Mair St. Drink and food available. Enjoy the show from couches, the tables or a seat by the bar. Gold coin donation appreciated.
Performances begin from 7pm. This is a great opportunity to road test new material, celebrate a success or share some inspiration.