Words Out Loud Ballarat

Words Out Loud, Babushka Lounge, Ballarat

A few writers and performers in Ballarat have united to run this monthly spoken word event. It is an open mic event with readers, writers, poets, slammers invited to share up to five minutes of work – theirs or others’ – with the crowd. In 2016-17 it ran at Babushka bar and lounge. With that wonderful bar having closed in November 2017, the event moved to the Printers Room, in the basement of Sebastiaans cafe in Lydiard St, in 2018.

Events will mostly be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month (except December), 7-9pm, free entry (although a gold coin donation is appreciated). Each month has a theme, but it’s not binding. The main thing is to come together and share “words out loud”. So far the quality and diversity have been astounding!

For details on pending Words Out Loud sessions, see the website wordsoutloudballarat or the Facebook page www.facebook.com/wordsoutloud/