Nikki Viveca & Lish Škec Wednesday 6th October 2021

Girls on Key returns with feature performances from the wonderful Nikki Viceca and the mighty Lish Škec!

This gig includes ten open mics spots and all genders are welcome to share. Due to current restrictions here in old Melbourne town this event will be held LIVE on ZOOM.

We’ve decided to keep our ticket prices consistent for the live and online gigs, this is because we still need to to pay our features fairly for their work and we also have zoom membership costs to cover.

Tickets are always $10.00 or $5.00 concession. Limited spots are available.

Tickets available from:


Poet Nikki Viveca

Nikki Viveca is a multidisciplinary artist whose work encompasses poetry, standup comedy, theatre, improv and burlesque. She lives and works on Wurundjeri country in Naarm / Melbourne. In 2019 Nikki was the winner of the Midsumma Poetry Slam and Melbourne Spoken Word’s inaugural Trans Poetry Slam, as well as being a runner up for the Melbourne Spoken Word Prize. In addition to producing and performing her own solo shows, Nikki has worked with companies such as Black Apple Theatre, Soothplayers, PoPoMoCo and MTC. She is a cast member of Gender Euphoria, which was nominated for best cabaret in the 2020 Green Room awards. During the time of the pandemic, Nikki has mostly been focused on poetry and some of her work was featured as part of the 2021 Midsumma Festival’s Life in the Queerantine exhibition at ACMI.


Poet Lish Skec

Music, poetics, theatre, sculpture, fire-twirling… Elizabth Lish Škec manifests her artistry through many ways. She has written poetry, plays, short stories, comedy and songs for adults and children. Lish’s chapbooks include: Butterflies of New Dawn 1995 and Leather Skin, ŠkecteXt published 2002, and her most recent poetry collection Breath was published by Luckner Press 2014. Lish has taught poetry, creative writing and theatre workshops for The Victorian Writers Centre, CERES, Overload Poetry Festival, SPAN Community House and was part of the video educational series ‘Picking Poetry Apart’ alongside Dorothy Porter. She was one of the founders of Accidental Poets at Good Morning Captain. Since then, Lish has organized and hosted readings at the Drunken Poet, Noise Bar and other venues. Lish is the founder and host of the current fortnightly gig Poetryspective at the Pride of our Footscray Community Bar and the Poetryspective program online.

Post events words; Our zoom gig last night was just what we needed! Nikki Viveca made us laugh, dazzled us with her wit and liberated our hearts.

Elizabeth ‘Lish’ Škec dealt words like a virtuoso and took us to where we most need to be at the moment… outside!

Exceptional poetry on the open mic and big ups to everyone who attended, over forty people in one little zoom room! Thanks friends! wha a great night of words, oh and special shout out to Mr. Brendan Bonsack for his behind the scene tech general good vibes and support.

See you next time.

Love Laura and Emma.x


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