La Mama Poetica is a night of some of the best spoken word and poetry that Melbourne has to offer, with a diverse selection of both emerging and established poets. This performance is part of the inaugural Melbourne Spoken Word and Poetry Festival; featuring Eleanor Jackson, Dominique Hecq, Magan Magan and Ray Liversidge! La Mama Poetica is curated and hosted by Amanda Anastasi.

 Tuesday, 22nd May at the La Mama Courthouse Theatre, 349 Drummond St, Carlton at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

ELEANOR JACKSON is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer and community radio broadcaster. Her poems have appeared in Arc Poetry Magazine, Australian Poetry Journal, Cordite Poetry Review and Going Down Swinging, and broadcast on national and international radio. She is the creator of the Melbourne Poetry Map, and a former Editor in Chief of Peril Magazine,

DOMINIQUE HECQ grew up in the French-speaking part of Belgium. She now lives in Melbourne. Her works include a novel, three collections of short stories and six books of poetry. Her stories and poems have been published internationally. These appear in English and other languages in anthologies, journals and on websites. Over the years, her work has been awarded a variety of prizes. Hush: A Fugue (2017) is her latest book.

MAGAN MAGAN is a writer currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts (Writing and Literary Studies) at Victoria University. He has read his work at the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Young Writers Festival and the Emerging Writers Festival. His work has been published in Hyde magazine, literary arts journal ‘Offset’, Cordite Poetry Review and anthologies ‘Shots From The Chamber’ and ‘Hunter Anthology of Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry’.

RAY LIVERSIDGE’s latest book is Oradour-sur-Glane (Littlefox Press, 2017)His other books are: No suspicious circumstances: portraits of poets (dead); The Barrier Range; The Divorce Papers; and Obeying the Call. He also appeared with two other poets in the first issue of Triptych Poets. His verse novel The Barrier Range was adapted for stage and performed as Seeking Fabled Waters at the 2010 Melbourne Writers Festival. In that year he also won the Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize and was commended in the Rosemary Dobson Prize. His poetry has appeared in over 70 journals and anthologies here and in the US, Canada, the UK, Scotland, Ireland and Spain. Ray is currently working on a bilingual edition of his latest book and, when not doing that, trying his hand at flash fiction and flash memoir.



MAY 22



Tue 7.30pm


La Mama Courthouse 349 Drummond St, Carlton


Tickets Info/

Full $15 Concession $10

Phone Booking/

03 9347 6142