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Yarra Valley Spoken Word March 2024 – Feature Poet Mel Gunner

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We are delighted to welcome one of our favourite regular poets to be Feature Poet in March 2024!

Mel Gunner explores very deep themes, using the humour she sees in everyday domestic situations.

In this performance, Melissa will focus upon her personal and creative responses to a broad range of poets and poems.  She will attempt to share why reading great poetry, analysing and writing your own poems can inspire a zest for life, joy and humor.

Melissa works in mental health and has a Masters degree in counselling and human services.  In her twenties, she completed a drama degree, including short story writing with Janette Turner Hospital. She also directed Shakespeare in outdoor settings, worked in theatre in (environmental) education,  performed and co-wrote Kafka’s for LaMama theatre and performed small roles on TV for Grundies and ABC.  She supported her children’s theatre interests by directing plays and wrote and directed the Festival of Good Children based on a Tolkien short story. In 2018 Melissa was runner up for a German/English poetry competition exploring experiences of the first World War.

Melissa also initiated, Soul, Song, Soup, Speak, a Community, variety Cabaret show, returning this year.  She is starting an improvisation group on the fourth Friday of the month.  All welcome!

Melissa has been writing all her life.  She intends to write and share more.

Join us Friday March 8th

6 – 8.45 pm

The Dreaming Space Dome

Yarra Valley ECOSS – 711 Old Warburton Hwy, Wesburn

$15 Full / $10 Concession

$10 supper available

6pm – Doors open/Music

6.30 – Poetry workshop & open mic

7.00 – Dinner

7.30 – Feature poet (12yrs+)

8.00 – Open mic

Call Andy: 0415 734 744

or search Yarra Valley Spoken Word on Facebook

Yarra Valley Spoken Word March 2024 Mel Gunner
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