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by benjaminsolah
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: Introducing myself

Sunday evenings we used to host a workshop, We Work This Shop in Brunswick, but it's on hiatus at the moment until we get a bit of funding. Sometimes Steve Smart hosts a gig at Swampland in Thornbury on Sunday nights. We often host our international artists on Sunday nights at Howler, but there's no...
by benjaminsolah
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: Introducing myself

Hey Evernex, Welcome to the MSW forum. Would definitely love to hear you on an open mic. What nights of the week are you free? I can definitely help to match you up with a gig that might work. Our community is based in person, and the online stuff is just an auxiliary to that so it's definitely good...
by benjaminsolah
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: Systems for collecting poems and editing
Replies: 1
Views: 941

Systems for collecting poems and editing

My collection of my poems, as in the ones I wrote, is a bit all over the place. Split between Dropbox and Google Docs, there's first drafts there and untitled ones and ones I've been meaning to edit and ones I'll never read again. I probably need a better system for keeping them all to help with for...
by benjaminsolah
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: Response Poem Challenge
Replies: 1
Views: 1037

Response Poem Challenge

I got an open mic challenge for Melbourne poets, inspired by a poem someone brought to workshop on Sunday. I'd love to see poets write a response poem to another Melbourne poets poem, whether it's in admiration, inspiration, offering another perspective. Share the poem with them, and then share it o...
by benjaminsolah
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and Whatnot
Replies: 4
Views: 2388

Re: Greetings and Whatnot

Greetings lovely humans, I'm a loud Jewish (secular, please think "Broad City") woman-I've got lots to say always. I think I turned to writing when I was a kid because there was so much going on in my life and I needed to tell someone and paper doesn't talk back. I've recently started writing memoi...
by benjaminsolah
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 7
Views: 1880

Re: What are you reading?

Just started Broken Teeth by Tony Birch to bring in 2018, and so far, so good - some stunning two-liners and imagery. Generally speaking, am trying to catch up on some book club reads from last year that I didn't quite get to (Susan Carland's Fighting Hislam ), and also finished reading Hera Lindsa...
by benjaminsolah
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: Why do you perform spoken word?
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: Why do you perform spoken word?

So the thing I'm curious about is the balance between those who do it for community/social/personal/political/therapeutic reasons versus people who choose spoken word above say other forms of writing for artistic/cultural/poetic/academic reasons, and the balance or spectrum of those two, and realisi...
by benjaminsolah
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and Whatnot
Replies: 4
Views: 2388

Re: Greetings and Whatnot

Hey Rick, Welcome! Glad you found our little nook of poetry and culture. We were all definitely in that starting spot soon, and lots of newbies come through all the time so you'll be in good company. Have you thought about where you're going to read for your first one? I might recommend Passionate T...
by benjaminsolah
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: Why do you perform spoken word?
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Why do you perform spoken word?

One question that was asked on the first episode of our podcast, and a question that we hear a variety of answers for is why of getting into spoken word. We wanna know why you started doing it, why you feel drawn to performing/reading your work, what keeps you coming back to spoken word events? It's...
by benjaminsolah
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: New Board Styles
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Re: New Board Styles

We've got this new flat-style theme now. What do you all think about it?