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Canberra Zine Fair 2009

By 30 November 2008

[ 7 February 2009; ] Thanks to the success of the June zine fair, there’s going to be another one next year, on 7 February in the Q2 Foyer at Gorman House. This time it is running as part of Scribble, ACT Writers’ Centre’s festival for young writers and young readers.

For those who don’t know, a zine (pronounced ‘zeen’) can [...]

Turbo Slam #6

By 9 June 2008

[ 27 June 2008; 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm. ] Poetry @ The Front Café and Gallery
Lyneham Shops

The turbo slam is high-energy poetry competition for cash prizes. Competitors are awarded points according to the quality of writing, the delivery and the audience’s reaction. Pieces should be under three minutes and must be original.

An open mic at the start of the night gives poets a chance [...]

Turbo Slam #5

By 25 May 2008

[ 30 May 2008; 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm. ] Turbo Slam #5
Friday 30 May @ The Front Café and Gallery, Lyneham

A high-energy poetry competition for cash prizes.

Competitors are awarded points according to the quality of writing, the delivery and the audience’s reaction. Pieces should be under three minutes and must be original.

Bring along your poetry and sign up for a spot on the blackboard, [...]

zine fair

By 25 May 2008

The ACT Writers’ Centre will be running the first Canberra zine fair in goodness knows how long on the morning of Saturday 21 June at
Gorman House, as part of the Canberra Writers’ Festival.
Contact the ACT Writers Centre to book a table:
admin@actwriters.org.au
(02) 6262 9191

Turbo Slam #4: Feel the power of Canberra! er… words. Feel the power of WORDS!

By 18 April 2008

[ 25 April 2008; 7:30 am to 11:30 am. ] Theme: Politics / Innuendo

Competitors are awarded points according to the quality of writing, the delivery and the audience’s reaction. Pieces should be under three minutes and must be original.

The open mic at the start of the night provides poets a chance to read their and other poet’s work without restriction by slam rules to an [...]

Rappers vs. Performance Poets 3

By 24 March 2008

[ 27 March 2008; 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm. ] Turbo Slam #3 – Rappers vs. Performance Poets

Thursday 27 March – 7.30–11.30pm
The Front Cafe and Gallery, Lyneham
Free for performers / $3
Theme: Carnivale

Get ready for a high-octane head off between slammers and rappers, including:

• MC Feline – fresh raps and freestylin’
• John Van De Graaff – TANKA 101

• open mic and slam competition for fabulous prizes!

Bring [...]

Sex Mook launch + Australian Poetry Slam

By 12 September 2007
Sex Mook launch + Australian Poetry Slam

A special double event!
Vignette Press will be launching The Sex Mook: What is our sex?
What the heck is a mook?!? It’s a cross between a book and a magazine.
This is a unique take on sex and sexuality — sneak peek available on www.vignettepress.com.au
Followed by…
The Canberra heat of the Australian Poetry Slam
Compete in Australia’s biggest poetry [...]

Canberra Writers’ Festival TURBOslam

By 12 September 2007

Saturday 22 September, 7–10pm
Main theatre, Coorong Pavilion, Exhibition Park
A special TURBOslam for the Canberra Writers’ Festival.
Competitors are awarded points according to the quality of writing, the delivery and the audience’s reaction. Pieces should be under three minutes and must be original.
Includes a special performance by Baba (Rap Canterbury Tales) Brinkman!

TURBOslam!

By 19 August 2007

ANU Writers Poetry Slam

By 20 July 2007

ANU Writers Poetry Slam – Friday 25 May

By 11 May 2007
ANU Writers Poetry Slam - Friday 25 May

The eleventh monthly ANU Writers’ poetry night once again features an open mic, performance poetry and live music.

ANU Writers Poetry Slam

By 18 April 2007
ANU Writers Poetry Slam

The tenth monthly ANU Writers’ poetry night once again features an open mic, performance poetry and live music.

This month’s slam has the loose theme of ‘nuclear’.
Competitors are awarded points according to the quality of writing, the delivery and the audience’s reaction. Pieces should be under three minutes and must be original.
The open mic at the [...]

ANU Writers Poetry Slam

By 11 March 2007
ANU Writers Poetry Slam

The ninth monthly ANU Writers’ poetry night once again features an open mic, performance poetry and live music.

ANU Writers Poetry Slam: Broken Hearts – Friday 23 February

By 17 February 2007
ANU Writers Poetry Slam: Broken Hearts – Friday 23 February

The eighth monthly ANU Writers’ poetry night once again features an open mic, performance poetry and live music.

Australia Day Poetry Slam

By 16 January 2007
Australia Day Poetry Slam

A special Australia Day edition of ANU Writers’ monthly poetry slam!

ANU Writers’ Poetry Slam #6

By 16 December 2006
ANU Writers' Poetry Slam #6

Last poetry slam for 2006 is next Friday, 22 December @ The Front Cafe and Gallery

Competitors are awarded points by judges selected from the audience, according to the quality of writing, the delivery and the audience’s reaction. Pieces should be original and under three minutes.
The open mic at the start of the night provides authors [...]

ANU Writers Poetry Slam – Friday 24 November

By 19 November 2006

Time for yet another exciting action and drama-filled poetry slam!
This time there will be not one, not two, but THREE LOCAL BANDS performing alongside our usual smashing slammers!
HELEN MARGARET KING
SNOWBUG
GSD
FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER
The Front Café and Gallery (Lyneham shops, Wattle Street—just down from Tilleys’).
There will be 30 minutes open mic from 9.00pm as a warm up.
Slams [...]

ANU Writers Poetry Slam

By 19 October 2006

The next slam is almost upon us and this time it’s going to be an extra special one featuring the fantastic, funny and witty Belfast performance poet Dan Eggs.

VOICEWORKS MAGAZINE LAUNCH

By 7 September 2006

Come celebrate INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY in style!

ANU WRITERS POETRY SLAMS: LAST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH

By 14 August 2006

The slam will be taking place at The Front Café and Gallery (Wattle Street, Lyneham shops—just down from Tilleys’).
There will be 30 minutes open mic as a warm up.
Slams must be three minutes or less. There is no limit on theme but they must be original and may not involve props, costumes or [...]

ANU Writers Poetry Slam – Friday 28 July at The Front Cafe

By 13 July 2006

ANU Writers, producers of the literary journal ‘block’, are running a poetry slam!

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