West Side Poetry Slam is a monthly hybrid open mic night where you can sign up on the night and perform an original piece of writing to open minds, hearts, and arms. Audience members score with a fun line of feedback and you could win a support feature slot at the next slam. Other performance art forms are also welcome. Anything can be poetry.
6:45pm – Doors/Zoom Open & Poet Sign-Up
7:00pm – Poetry Starts
WestWords, 41 Hunter St, Parramatta, 5-minute walk from the station. Unfortunately there is no disabled access toilet available, however, the venue is wheelchair accessible.
Zoom link for online attendees:
Meeting ID: 834 1877 5003
Pay at Door:
Concession $5
Standard $10
Note: We will not turn anyone away because of lack of funds, all are welcome.
Online Donation:
BSB: 062223
Account #: 1131 4940
Please write in the description: Poetry Slam Donation
FEATURE – Luke Patterson
Luke Patterson is a Gamilaroi poet, folklorist and musician living on Gadigal lands. His poetry has appeared in Cordite, Plumwood Mountain, Rabbit, Running Dog and The Suburban Review. Luke has also featured in the anthologies Active Aesthetics, Firefront: first nation’s poetry and power today and Best of Australian Poems 2021.
His research and creative pursuits are grounded in extensive work with First Nations and other community-based organisations across Australia.
Ruvimbo is a writer and activist living on Dharug Country. Her work echoes the nuances and conflicts of moving through the world in a body characterised by different identities. She also is an avid animal lover and her favourite place to be is at home, fostering fur babies and writing with a warm cup of tea in hand.