WA Poets Inc workshops are specifically tailored to suit all levels of ability and are a great way to improve poetic writing. Please bring your writing materials to the workshop.

Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled due to insufficient numbers

Writing and Performing Slam

presented by Splodge (aka Marcus John)

Sunday 17 March, 2019 at 10:00am–12noon.
Queens Building Hall
Level 1, 97 William St, Perth, WA 6000

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This workshop is suitable for both beginner and advanced poets who want to write and perform Slam poetry. It will “begin n end … with a few giggles, smiley stuff, and a warm hug”, then focus on Slam as a modern form with a wide variety of expressions in which fun and exuberance are essential. Throughout the workshop, Splodge will work with participants to help them develop or expand their Slam styles based on concrete examples, including his own and other poets’ works.

It is essential that you book your place.

Regular Fee:  $25 plus booking fee
WA Poets Inc member & Concession Fee:  $20 plus booking fee
To book, click on the link:

Splodge is a UK-born performance poet, writer, interventionist and artist who has been writing and performing for many years in both Perth and Australia’s interstate scenes. Splodge started writing when he was “a wee lad” but it wasn’t until an encounter with a group of “miscreant” Perth poets that he took to the stage. Since then he has performed in nearly every “dive, stage, spaceship and bar this side of the moon.”

Splodge has been described as:

“challenging, hilarious, lyrical, dangerous, loving, warm, subversive, and, overall, FUN”; and as

“dynamic … His voice is velvet smooth, yummy as chocolate … His words dance through your senses and take you to surprising places!  His poetry has featured on both the written page and nebulous web, but it is best to experience it live …”

Examples of Splodge’s work can be found online at: