November’s edition was a cracker

A contingent of Weathering the Future writers at November's Words Out Loud.

A contingent of Weathering the Future writers at November’s Words Out Loud.

What a big finish for a huge year at Words Out Loud!

The November edition welcomed a feature presentation by 15 writers from the Weathering the Future art exhibition (at Ballarat’s Backspace Gallery in December), and it set the scene for a cracking night of spoken word.

Nineteen performers took the stage, including former Ballarat wordsmith Andrew Sutherland, in from Shanghai. Audio from the night will be uploaded in coming weeks.

Thanks to everyone who has supported the event throughout the year, whether as performer or audience. We’ve found a happy home at the Printers Room and we appreciate the support of Nigel and his crew in making the event such a success. Enjoy your summer break — and get those words ready for next year!

Words Out Loud returns in January at the Printers Room, every third Thursday barring December. Advance notice: the theme for 17 January is ‘summer sizzlers’ for those who like to play along. It’s gonna be hot!

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:

 

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.

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.