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Ezpisode 5: Ezcapades feat. Ms Millie’s Pop-Up Poetry Cafe (Jay Jay x Tom x Sharifa)

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Ez interviews Jehnet Kaya, founder of Ms Millie’s Pop-Up Poetry Cafe in Brunswick, just off Sydney Road. Her dimly lit space draws the audience close with Persian rugs lining the floor, warm tea lights and lamps glowing around the room and delicious homebaked sweets served during intermission. Jay Jay provides a space once a month for both amateurs and seasoned poets to get up and recite or perform their own original works. Tom and Sharifa are regulars at this spot, performing comedy prose and poetry.

1. TED Talk Topics
2. Origins of Ms Millie’s
3. GAME: Two Truths and a Lie (Bus Enthusiast?!)
4. Original Work from Jay Jay, Tom and Sharifa, including “How to Escape From Hell and Move Back to Your Beloved Footscray”, “How to Make a Risotto that Erases the Past Six Months of Your Life”, “Pulpal Involvement”, and “Thursday Night”.
5. Advice to budding poets/writers

Check out Tom’s site for more quirky poetry and check out Sharifa’s spokenword Griffinspeak.

Songs: 1. Saskwatch – Leave it All Behind, 2. Lily Allen – Knock ‘Em Out, 3. Faker – Hurricane, 4. Amy Winehouse – Tears Dry on their Own, 5. Mark Ronson – Bang Bang Bang, 6. Childish Gambino – III. Life the Biggest Troll

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