Amit Dahiyabadshah a guest in August

Amit DahiyabadshahWe’re pleased to welcome Amit Dahiyabadshah to Words Out Loud on August 16, where he’ll be pulling a guest slot of fabulous poetry from his diverse catalogue!

Amit is visiting from New Delhi, where he founded Delhi Poetree in 2000 – “arguably Asia’s most successful poetry mission hosting a reading a day for 10 years” (read more about it here). Whew!

Amit’s impressive bio says he has made his living from poetry for 25 years. He writes every day and has featured in 20 collections and anthologies of poetry.

In 2005 he was designated Poet Laureate by the Senior Environment Corps, Center in the Park, G Town Philadelphia. His epic poem ‘The Last Will of the Tiger’ for NDTV was used to raise several million dollars to save the tiger. Later, the global rights to the poem were acquired by a media house for the highest sum ever paid for a single poem.

We are very pleased to have him join us at the Printers Room, 7-9pm. More details here.

 

August edition – winter warmers

Winter warmers theme for august words out loudWe’re turning up the heat for August’s edition with the theme of ‘winter warmers’.

The August 16 event will be held at the Printers Room, in the basement of Sebastiaans at the corner of Mair and Lydiard streets. The full menu will be available, as well as a $20 two-course meal deal (dessert: maple syrup dumplings). Doors open about 6pm if you’d like to dine early.

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 (except October, when we’re running a week early). The theme isn’t compulsory.

Enter via Mair St. Drink and food available before and during. Take in the (chilly) 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.

Tune in to June recordings

Audio recordings of a selection of our performances are now available for your listening pleasure. The edition on June 21 — the winter solstice — was huge, with nineteen performers taking the stage before a packed house. Sample the twelve offerings of flash fiction, poetry and memoir, most under five minutes. (We cut first-timers some slack in June.)

The July event will be rather festive with a “Christmas comes early” theme — click here for details!
 
Words Out Loud June 2018

Christmas comes early in July

July 2018 Words Out LoudWhat a bumper crowd we had at last night’s Words Out Loud! A wonderfully eclectic set of 19 performances, warmly and generously received.

On 19 July, we’re getting festive with the theme of “Christmas comes early”!

The event will be held at the Printers Room, in the basement of Sebastiaans at the corner of Mair and Lydiard streets. The full menu will be available, as well as a $20 two-course Christmas meal deal. Chef Nigel is planning an extra treat – a limited number of plum puddings with a coin inside, and a prize for the diner who snares the highest denomination (don’t swallow it now, and mind the teeth!). Doors open about 6pm if you’d like to dine early.

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 (except October, when we’re running a week early). The theme isn’t compulsory.

Enter via Mair St. Drink and food available before and during. Take in the (chilly) 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.

Words Out Loud shines a light on the longest night

june words out loud posterWords Out Loud dives into the winter solstice on Thursday June 21 at the Printers Room, in the basement of Sebastiaans at the corner of Mair and Lydiard streets.

Mark the theme of “out of the night” as the wheel of the year turns, or not, with prose, poetry and stories, or simply enjoy the evening in the warm and welcoming Printers Room and the company of fellow wordsmiths and word lovers.

The full menu will be available, as well as a $20 two-course meal deal, so you can nourish body as well as mind and, dare we say it, soul.

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 (chilly) 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.

Words Out Loud gets starry-eyed in May

poster for may edition of words out loud in ballaratWords Out Loud looks up for inspiration in May, whether to the heavens or simply the fairy light-festooned ceiling of the Printers Room. It might be that the dinner special of hearty stews and damper, and perhaps a few other bush treats, had an influence too, in setting the theme to “under the Milky Way”.

No need to pitch a tent or stoke the camp fire, though: pitch a piece of prose, poetry or yarn of up to five minutes, and stoke the creative juices instead! Theme’s not your thing? No worries — it isn’t compulsory. And non-performers are very welcome to join us to simply enjoy the night’s offering of spoken word.

The May edition runs 7-9pm on Thursday May 17 at the Printers Room, in the basement of Sebaastians at the corner of Mair and Lydiard streets. The dinner special is $20, and the full menu is also available, along with a well-stocked bar.

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. 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.

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.

Need further inspiration for May’s theme? The Church may answer your prayer: