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Radio Laria with Angela Costi and Alana Kesall Wednesday 6th July

This chilly July stay inspired and warm with fabulous poetry from Angela Costi and Alana Kelsall. We are thrilled to be hosting these wise and wonderful women who as well as being exclaimed poets, have been very giving to the Melbourne poetry scene. Radio Laria provides a safe, inclusive space for poets, writers and story […]

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Radio Laria with Carmen Main and Jane Cameron Wednesday 1st June

This June, Radio Laria brings you the poetry and stories of Carmen Main and Jane Cameron. Carmen is a talented and compelling poet who is much loved by the Melbourne spoken word scene. Jane is a contemporary folk storyteller who uses song, poetry and improvised spoken word to express her truths. Tickets are $10 full […]

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Radio Laria Poetry with Denise Chapman & Katie Lohner Wednesday 4th May

Radio Laria returns with two very special features Denise Chapman, and Katie Lohner. Denise is a passionate poet and storyteller. Katie is a very talented spoken word artist and performer. Tickets are $10 or $5 concession, and are available from: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/DM286 We may have tickets on the door but pre-booking is safer as we sold […]

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Radio Laria launch with Laura, Mary & Vasilka, Book reprise! Wednesday 6th April SOLD OUT

Radio Laria is launching! Our first night is going to feature a fantastic trio of poet friends: Laura Brinson, Mary Chydiriotis and Vasilka Pateras. These wonderful women will read from their book “Thread”, as well as sharing their new and exciting work. Event includes open mic and all genders are welcome to read. You can […]

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Open Mic(less) Wednesday 2nd February at Open Studio: This event is now at full capacity

We’re having an impromptu open mic session and get together in Open Studio’s courtyard next Wednesday. Open mic is a bit a misleading…. we think it’s safer not to share a microphone, but we definitely do think it’s advisable to share your poetry, or maybe a story or even a song. Sign up on the […]

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Poetry with Loran Steinberg & Anke aka Frog.Sand.Glass. Wed 2nd March: Now Indoors

Girls on Key returns bringing poetry from the multi-talented Anke (aka Frog.Sand.Glass.) and the awesome Loran Steinberg. We will also be showing Anke’s fantastic poetry animations. Capacity is limited so get in early to secure your place. Tickets are $10 full or $5 concession for the live show and are available from: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/L59LZ We are […]

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Grace de las Nieves & Noëlka Fialová, Wednesday 1st December

Girls on Key returns to wow you with the exhilarating Grace de las Nieves and the immense Noëlka Fialová at the one and only Open Studio. We have 10 open mic spots and everyone is welcome to read. Sign up on the night. Tickets are $10 full or $5 concession and are available from: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/VOCLL […]

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OUT by Zoe Xanadu

Out. I’m out. Mum, I’m gay,  I texted her. That’s nice dear.   As in you’ve renamed yourself, or like two poofy men? Homphobic bitch. Out. I’m out. Striding through the Autumn morning in my walking shoes Seeking solace in the beauty outside me from the rage that churns within The grey blanket of the pre-dawn […]

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Thuy On & Celine Yap DATE CHANGED Tuesday 9th November LIVE at Open Studio

Girls on Key are breaking out of zoom town and climbing out of our computer screens to bring you Thuy On and Celine Yap live at Open Studio!Event includes ten open mic spots(all genders welcome) and arrive promptly at 7pm to sign up.Apologies for the change of date, but the 9th November is THE date […]

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Captain Kindness by Anke MacLean

Entering data dailyFor the DepartmentDutifully and with diligence. Traveling by night in a heartbeatFrom moments of cruelty To places of violenceFrom hours of brutalityTo the instant of the latest abuse But seconds before it happens It’s a superpower.  The not-yet victims are whisked awayTo cotton-wool-confused safety But the perpetratorThe villainIs wrapped tightCloseIn a cape Smelling of sweet, […]