Join the as-yet unformed Geraldton Performance Poetry Club on 7 June as they run an experimental performance poetry workshop and poetry slam with renowned Perth performer Allan Boyd.
This community first will be held jointly at the Geraldton Regional Library (workshop) and CityHive (poetry slam) and will give local poets, performers and anyone looking for something different the chance to experience the thrills of an art form popular the world over.
“Performance poetry is very different from what people often expect from poetry,” explains event organiser, Rosie Sitorus.
“It’s noisy, irreverent, confronting and exciting. It really celebrates the spectacle of the spoken word – there’s nothing like it.”
Rosie said praised performer Allan Boyd.
"He’s been doing his poetry ‘thing’ around WA for years now and is very well respected. It’s a great privilege to have him in Geraldton,” says Rosie.
“There are so many people in Geraldton just itching to try new things and whilst poetry is nothing new, we think this is a great reinvention of something people know and love.”
Rosie has also been involved with The Comedy Emporium, the Geraldton Choral Society, and the newly formed Debating Club, and says that Geraldton is a great place for innovation in social enterprise.
“It’s a wonderful, supportive town. Coming from Perth, where there isn’t the same sense of community, I was so pleasantly surprised with the eagerness with which the town embraces new experiences,” says Rosie.
“Performance poetry is another new thing and there has already been great interest from the community. Geraldton really is the place to try it all.”
Tickets to the events are $10 for a single event or $15 for both (paid in cash on the day). The poetry slam at CityHive is BYO with some food provided.
For more information, check out the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1419549904979586/?fref=ts