Bushfires and environmental degradation were a common theme on the night. If you’re on Facebook, Megan J. Riedl has posted a video of the powerful poem she performed on the night, “Cartographers of Othering“.
We point out that fires have affected each state and territory, and continue to threaten. Also drought and floods. So the season of giving is far from over.
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 — poetry, prose or storytelling; read or recited; your own work or someone else’s.
Date: Thursday February 20
Time: Doors open about 6.30pm, words from 7pm
Venue: The Printers Room, in the basement of Sebastiaans at the corner of Mair and Lydiard streets, Ballarat. Enter from Mair. Note: the venue is stair-free. Take in the air in the beer garden. Enjoy the show from couches, the tables or a seat by the bar.
Performances: Sign up on the night – a maximum of 5 minutes each.
Eat and drink: The full menu is available, as well as a $20 two-course meal deal, with bar service.
Cost: Free, with a gold coin donation appreciated.