Trans Poetry Slam at MSWPF 2019 (Heats)
Wednesday, 17 July, 2019
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hares and Hyenas
63 Jonston Street, Fitzroy, VIC
Calling trans and gender diverse poets!
Have you got some Words to say in 2 minutes?
Would you like to see some other TGD poets also make Words?
Would you like to use your Words to win cash dollars?
In a world that never seems to have enough space for us, where we must always moderate ourselves, so that others can tolerate us, we are claiming a place that has always been a home for us.
A poetry slam for trans and gender diverse poets, part of the 2019 Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival, which runs from July 12 to 28. See mswpf.com.au for the program of over 60 events.
Produced by Theodore Murray & Pippin Latham.
Wednesday 17 July (heats)
Thursday 18 July (finals)
TICKETS (Pre-booking recommended)
$5 / $10
Book via: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=504678&
Australian Poetry Slam rules – see http://www.australianpoetryslam.com/rules
Time limit: 2 minutes
In order to compete, pre-book your ticket and arrive by 6.45PM at the venue to register as a competitor on Wednesday 17 July.
If more than 20 competitors register, we will pick names at random from those who have registered.
The top 8 scoring heats competitors will proceed to the finals (the next night).
3 Judges will preside over the finals and pick 2 poets to win the first and second prizes, and name the Trans Poetry Slam champion.
Judges TO BE ANNOUNCED.
First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $150
Pre-book your tickets to the heats and finals now to avoid missing out on seeing Melbourne’s best TGD spoken word artists.
#MSWPF19 Festival Details
Heats event listing: https://www.mswpf.com.au/2019-program/2019/7/17/trans-poetry-slam-heats
Finals event listing: https://www.mswpf.com.au/2019-program/2019/7/18/trans-poetry-slam-finals
Full program: https://www.mswpf.com.au/2019-program
Check it out!
* Fully wheelchair accessible venue and ground-level performance space
* Wheelchair accessible toilet
* All-gender toilets
* Clicking / applause throughout night (medium – high sound levels)
* No Auslan interpretation
Full access document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GdwDA7vpcV679_MllA3qsyvp-kxAErn0gvJWGqoCvRQ/edit?usp=sharing
Warning for strong language and potentially triggering material. Parental/guardian supervision necessary for any under-18 attendees or competitors.
Supported by Transgender Victoria. Image by Dexa101.https://www.instagram.com/dexa.101/?hl=en
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