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Spoken Word Circle

17 June, 2023


Saturday 17 June 2023 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm

admission: Free

….An open mic night for anyone with pen or keyboard and a fire in their belly for words…

fortyfivedownstairs Spoken Word Circle

In the third week of June, fortyfivedownstairs continues the widely-enjoyed Spoken Word Circle happening for writers of every flavour to test or give birth to their freshest material and works in progress, within a relaxed and inspiring gallery setting.

This is an un-ticketed evening open to anyone from the curious to the ambitious who have an interest in sharing or experiencing living, breathing literature. The Spoken Word Circle encourages emerging and established writers of poetry, creative writing, lyricists, playwrights, novelists, biographers, diarists — all with a pen or keyboard and a fire in their belly for words are welcome.

We will be opening with 1-2 featured speakers that we have invited to present slightly longer works to set the tone and inspire the afternoon. After that, anyone is free to share. There will be a sign-up sheet to put your name down when you come in, and the sign-ups will remain open throughout the evening.

We would love to hear whatever you have been working on – poetry, writing, or song – as long as it is under three minutes. This gives everybody a chance to share a snippet of their practice. Time permitting, there may be a chance to get up for a second time once everyone has been given the opportunity.

Lastly, we invite you to stay on for casual drinks, chats, and community feedback over our specially priced wine, beer, tea and soft drink.


MC’d by Zoran Vasic

Saturday 17 June 4:00pm for a 4:30pm start / FREE entry
$5 wine / $6 beer / $1 tea & soft drink

*Featured image by Lisa Sewards is inspired by the words of Alice Bishop, her book A Constant Hum, human stories surrounding the events Black Saturday.


17 June, 2023
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fortyfivedownstairs gallery
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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03 9662 9966
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