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The 2020 Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival is proposed to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020. The festival will consist of a bunch of flagship events organised by Melbourne Spoken Word, featuring Melbourne and Victorian based, interstate and international spoken word artists and poets, a range of events programmed by regular poetry events, as well as special one-off events programmed by other organisations and conveners.

We're inviting both regular events and other organisations to submit expressions of interest to be included in our 2020 festival program. There is no guarantee your event will be accepted and preference will be given to regular events that already exist in Melbourne, and we will try and create a program that covers each day of the festival program. Each event will be independently organised by those submitting the EOI and MSW can provide no financial support, but can provide some organisational support, advice on scheduling to avoid clashes with other events, and as well as access to the performers expression of interest so we can include as many different poets as possible in the program.

Please note that the majority of your event must comprise of spoken word and poetry, with other art forms merely augmenting or adding to the poetic event.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.