Overland is sponsoring a heat of the Melbourne (Believer ) Slam tonight at The Spinning Room (Upstairs at ET’s Bar, Prahran), so rock along if you’re around town. Co-ordinated by Melbourne poet Geoff Fox, previous heats of the slam have been held at spiritual places around Melbourne, including the Victorian Council of Churches, Quang Minh Buddist Temple, and Iramoo Sustainability Centre. Everyone in the audience votes (so be prepared to harness your inner critic if you attend), and slammers wax poetic about stuff they believe in, religious or otherwise.
The fun kicks off at 8pm at The Spinning Room, ET’s Bar, 211 High Street Prahran.
Englishman Jon Garrett and his younger, funkier sidekick (O’Sullivan’s observation, not mine), Melbourne poet Anthony O’Sullivan rank high in the slam MCing stakes. Tonight there’s cold hard cash at stake, as well as an Overland subscription, a free copy of the journal for heat winners, and possible publication if Acting Poetry Editor, the honourable Tim Wright, gets slammed to his liking.