Sunday 7th December, 7pm
Forest Café, Lauriston Place
Usually, the Open Mic is on the first Tuesday of the month between 8-11 pm. This month, as part of the Inky Fingers Communities Project, we are part of an epic weekend jam-packed with spoken word events. Our December Open Mic is on Sunday 7th December from the earlier time of 7pm.
We are very excited to announce that this month’s feature is Australian slam poet and international performer, Erfan Daliri.
Poet, author, artist, social change consultant, activist, educator, event director, performer, refugee, outcast, wizard, mage, philosopher; Erfan has been afforded many names and titles throughout his life. Living in the Tasmanian hinterlands, Erfan spends his days walking the pine forests surrounding his isolated cabin, at times going weeks between conversations with other human beings. Here, Erfan prepares himself physically, mentally and spiritually for conversations with the collective consciousness, transcribing whatever chooses to flow. Having published a compilation of poetry, Esteban’s Conclusions, with two more manuscripts to be released in 2015, Erfan has come out of his self imposed exile that he may present to those ready to hear the verses that have been revealed to him since his last tour of Australia in 2013.
One of the few poets to have ever performed at Australian Parliament House, Canberra, Erfan has also performed at TEDx Byron Bay, Art Party, Outspoken, Avid Reader and at the MDA Lantern Parade.
Our Open Mic is free to come and free for anyone to perform, regardless of style, experience, or identity.
We want to hear from YOU. We want your poems, your rants, your ballads, your short stories, your diaries, your experimental texts, your heart, your mind, your body. We want the essay on your summer holidays you wrote when you were four, your adolescent haiku, and extracts from your eventually-to-be-completed epic fantasy quadrilogy. We want to hear your best new work as well. And we want people to care about the way words are performed.
Open Mic slots are five minutes long; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and be sure of a slot. Get there for 7.30 and have a chat with the people at the café to find the Inky organisers. We’ll see you there!