We are back with our world famous 60 second slam – grow a set and try for the $100 prize on the first Sunday, followed by a paroxysm showcase – some of the rawest writers in town and brought up by Rimbaud exposition theory.
The Tuxedo Cat – Yellow Room
Electra House 131 King William St Adelaide
Sunday 20th & 27th Feb and Sunday 6th March
SUNDAY 20TH FEB. 5PM, FREE
Paroxysm Press 60 Second Slam.
If it’s all about the words and if those words are sharp and cut deep then come and show us what you’ve got. Australia’s grittiest independent publishers want to hear your 60 seconds worth in an open mike recruitment drive. First prize $100. Sign up early, time will be tight.
Remember people this is a Paroxysm slam and will be judged according to Paroxysm standards!
MC: Kerryn Tredrea (editor – Paroxysm Press)
Kami (editor – Paroxysm Press, publisher – Jazz From Hell)
Daniel Watson (publisher – Paroxysm Press, MC S.A Slam)
Matt Smith (Beer Swill Productions)
SUNDAY 27TH FEB. 5PM, FREE
too stubborn to die paroxysm showcase.
we are gunna give the winner of the 2011 paroxysm press 60 second slam a chance to join us as we showcase the stalwarts and the newcomers & interstate guests to our crew. if you wanna hear some of the toughest, funniest, wittiest and, let’s admit it the sexiest spoken word in town. some of us are ticking over our 12th year @ this so come and check out our catalogue of books but this is one little gig you’re probably not gunna wanna miss… m.c kerryn tredrea drags allan boyd (w.a), dr. el suarvo (melb) as well as locals kami, indigo, jenny toune, teri louise kelly, film maker sean king & publican dick dale to the stage for an electric hour of spoken word. alcohol will be involved.
paroxysm press – too stubborn to die.
SUNDAY 6TH MARCH 5PM, FREE
RIMBAUD EXPOSITION THEORY
Believer? Anarchist? Piss taker? Genius?
Ironically, the man who despised labelling, has had more hung on him than any since . . .
“I admire him. Not only because he truly believed he had done all he could for the form, but because he saw no future in it and stuck to his word.”
Arthur Rimbaud left the genre of poetry a legacy; a poisoned chalice which is still drunk from by all in search of the alternative side of the form. Dead at thirty-seven, having completed all of his works by the age of twenty and having abandoned the genre as a folly, Rimbaud went on to live in Africa before returning to die in France. What remains is myth entangled with truth, lies entangled with hearsay and an enduring portrait of an artist who refused to be hemmed in by invisible or physical parameters.
Paroxysm Press invite you to bring a Rimbaud poem and celebrate the man and his work in this tribute evening – one night in – a season in hell. m.c teri louise kelly.
PLUS TONS OF OTHER FRINGE ACTIVITIES AND SIDE GIGS TO COME : INCLUDING:
THE FORMAT FESTIVAL – ZINE FAIR, SHANE JESSE CHRISTMASS (MELB),
SPOKE FESTIVAL – TERI LOUISE KELLY, JENNY TOUNE, DANIEL WATSON
LAST YEARS 60 SECOND SLAM WINNER MEL HUGHES WITH HER OWN FRINGE GIGS
PLUS DR. EL SUARVO AND ALAN BOYD AT THE SQUATTERS