Victoria, Mollongghip, Mollongghip Poetry Slam

EVENT DATE: Saturday 12 November 2016

The Mollongghip Poetry Slam is aimed at locals and amateurs. It’s about story-telling and letting it all out, and garners an enthusiastic audience of up to 100. A heart-warming event in its 11th year, it’s far-from-serious. Judges score and comment wearing floral hats, although at least one ‘outsider’ judge has to have a background in literature or poetry. All poems must be original and contain the theme words for that particular year. In 2016, the words each poem must contain are “a fork in the road.” Poems are read from the stage for a strictly enforced time limit of 2 minutes. We run a bar selling wine and beer, and the night ends with supper. Everyone is expected to bring a ‘plate’.

Date: Saturday 12 November
Venue: Mollongghip Community Hall
Address: 521 Mollongghip-Dean Rd, Mollongghip 3352
Time: 7.00pm-11.00pm
Entry: $10

Set among rich green paddocks in the 700 metre high, hidden valley of Mollongghip, the small wooden hall was built by farmers in 1903. Apart from a CFA shed, it’s the only community facility in this strung out hamlet. Owned and still managed by locals, the hall is much loved and retains its original character, despite being recently refurbished and a modest kitchen installed. The committee runs a series of events year round from a Progressive Dinner, which involves a walk to the top of surrounding hill, then back to the hall for dinner; a harvest festival; community feast and fund-raising auction; concerts and plays; and the Poetry Slam.

Visit the Mollongghip Community Hall page.