The Melbourne Visiting Poets Program presents this free two-part event by David Stavanger exploring the intersection of mental health and writing.
This two part event will include Electric Journal: a reading & performance by David Stavanger including his recent prose-poem based on his experiences with ECT, pieces from his award-winning collection, The Special, and other new work.
Followed by Page meets Stage, based on New York's Bowery Poetry Club's long-running series "where the Pulitzer Prize meets the poetry slam." Hosted and curated by David Stavanger, Page meets Stage pairs acclaimed page poet Andy Jackson with renowned spoken word artist Eleanor Jackson, going poem for poem to find uncommon ground. The performance will be opened by emerging spoken word artist Time Evans and multi-disciplinary poet Misbah.
Drinks and books by all poets available to purchase on the night.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.