“We are all born free and equal in dignity and rights – yet everywhere, these rights are being denied. Stand together with some of the world’s most marginalized people to hold those in power to account, and demand dignity and justice for all.”
– Amnesty International’s Demand Dignity Campaign.
Come and get amongst a seriously special slam event as Melbourne comedian and poetry slam champion SIMON TAYLOR joins special guest judge MICHELLE DABROWSKI in a night exploring poetry and justice. Held in partnership with Melbourne’s pre-eminent poetry community, Slamalamadingdong, this is a night not to be missed! Come prepared to perform two works of your own, or to listen and be inspired by others.
Poems must be based around the theme: ‘Demand Dignity’.
General Entry: $8
1st A feature set at Slamalamadingdong in 2014 and a double pass to the Melbourne Theatre Company.
2nd Double pass to La Mama Theatre.
3rd Double pass to Red Stitch Theatre.
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For those of you unfamiliar with the format of a poetry slam, take a look at Slamalamadingdong’s rules, which we will also be upholding:
Simon Taylor (Poetry Slam Facilitator)
Simon Taylor is a talented Comedian and writer who is currently based in Melbourne and LA, writing for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He has recently toured all across the USA, with a performance that Time out Magazine described as ‘”a shooting star of the comedy scene” and The Age calls “intelligent stuff from rising talent”. Simon has also received The Butterfly’s Club’s Under Our Wing Award, which was previously held by Tim Minchin.
Michelle Dabrowski (Poetry Workshop/Poetry Slam Guest)
Michelle Dabrowski is the host and founder of Slamalamadingsong, a competition based series, which supports spoken word performances. She is a spoken word poet, arts educator and talented slam curator. She has performed on stages across England, New Zealand, Canada and Australia, with acts at the Blue Metropolis Festival in Montreal in 2007 and the Melbourne’s Forum Theatre Arts Festival in 2009. Michelle is also the founding coordinator of the Throw Poetry Collective and has worked as a Super Poet for Australian Poetry. In 2010, she was also awarded the Arts Victoria, Artists in Schools Grant. Michelle is passionate about working with students, artists and poets within the community to build an understanding with diverse audiences through inter-arts collaboration.
Speak for those who can’t be heard.