Sunday Salon at the Immigration Museum for MWF

Sun 26th August, 2018
6:00pm – 9:00pm
The Immigration Museum
400 Flinders Street, Melbourne
A diverse array of spoken-word performers, storytellers and songwriters is coming together for one night only during the Melbourne Writers Festival.

In partnership with the Melbourne Writers Festival, the Immigration Museum on Flinders Street is hosting the first of a new Sunday Salon series, featuring music, poetry and storytelling.

Hosted and curated by two legends of the Australian spoken-word scene, Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and Nour Abouzeid, the Sunday Salon’s line-up includes slam-poetry sets.

Exciting up-and-comer Magan Magan, whose work has appeared in Hyde magazine, Cordite Poetry Review and the recently published Anthology of Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry, is on the bill, as is Charlotte Laurasia Raymond, three-time winner of Melbourne poetry competition Slamalamadingdong and author of The Melanin Monologues.

Other guests include boundary-pushing multi-instrumentalist and composer Meena Shamaly; writer Amal Ibrahim, who will be investigating the intimate intersections of identity; Farah Beaini, who will talk about identity and belonging; and rapper and poet ZIIMUSIC, who will be fresh from the National Poetry Slam in Chicago.

There will also be a performance from songwriter Aarti Jadu, who’s work embraces Indian music, chanting, electronic and ambient sounds, and a special installation by multimedia artists Illimine, whose Collected Odysseys – Black Sea uses thousands of inked books to explore what it is to take a journey.

Like any salon worth its salt, there will also be refreshments; snacks, chai and locally made wine from Brunswick’s Noisy Ritual.

Tickets to this event are limited. Reserve yours via the Melbourne Writers Festival site now.