EAT YOUR WORDS: Spoken Word Poetry Degustation / Slow Friending Dinner

oin us for a feast of words, friends and culinary delights! Enjoy 4 courses with 4 different sets of dinner partners. Each course consists of a spoken word poetry performance by our featured poet, followed by a paired dish and a daring discussion question designed to reflect the themes of the performed poem. The idea of a degustation is that - “the pairing of complimentary sensations increases the enjoyment of each”.

As well as being poetic and delicious, this event challenges you to open your heart and share your truth. You only gain what you risk! And if this were not enough...we've thrown in a fun little poetry challenge as well!

WHERE:
Belgian Beer Cafe
5 Riverside Quay
Southbank Boulevard
Melbourne

FEATURED POET: ALICIA SOMETIMES

Alicia Sometimes is a writer, poet, broadcaster and musician. She is a regular guest on 774, Radio National and is one sixth of The Outer Sanctum Podcast (http://www.outersanctum.com.au/). Alicia was editor of the national literary journal Going Down Swinging for seven years. Alicia was one of the 3RRR’s Breakfasters team last year and was on Aural Text for fourteen years and has appeared in ABC TV's Sunday Arts and ABC News Breakfast. Her poems have been in Best Australian Poems, Overland, Southerly, Westerly, The Age etc.

She has performed her spoken word at many venues, festivals and events around the world. Alicia has two poetry collections, kissing the curve and Soundtrack. She was a 2014 Fellow at the State Library of Victoria. She was also writer and director of the science-poetry show, Elemental (http://www.elementalplanetarium.net/) which toured in 2015 and will in 2016.

HAIKU CHALLENGE:

The final (4th) round of the game will involve writing and sharing a haiku poem using a simple given formula. You will have time to write at the event (and it's only 3 lines!), however, if you are the kind of person who likes to take a bit longer to write, you can prepare one in advance. Here is the formula to guide you.

Line 1: Describe an object which symbolizes something about who you are or where you're at (5 syllables).
For example: Bright yellow daisy

Line 2: Describe what the object is doing (7 syllables)
For example: opens to the Summer sun

Line 3: State the meaning of the poem (5 syllables)
For example: I am in full bloom

Here's a couple more examples:

Lost floral neck-scarf
Blows widdershins down the street
Life - out of control

Sharp sewing needle
Crafting in fine detail
She knows what she wants.

At the end of the final round, one person from each table will come up and read their table's poems.

COST: $55
This covers:
- 4 course dinner
- Live poetry performance
- Entry into the game.

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