Radio Laria Poetry launches Girls on Key “Shoot the Breeze” with Farah Beaini, & Phoebe Perera

Wednesday 1st February

Radio Laria is proud and excited to present the Melbourne launch of the Girls on Key anthology “Shoot the Breeze”. “Shoot the Breeze” is a celebration of women’s friendship and our launch is going to keep that celebration flowing. Poets Farah Beani, and Phoebe Perera will be sharing their contributions to the anthology, alongside their other fantastic poetry. Tickets are $10 full or $5 concession and are available from:

We will also have tickets on the door. Doors open 7pm and the live poetry kicks off at 07:30.

We hope to see other Shoot the Breeze contributors on the open mic; and we extend the warmest of invites to all poets to come along and share their poems, or stories of friendship. All genders are welcome, sign up on the night, 10 slots available and 5 minute limit. The audience is very supportive and we welcome new readers.

Our venue Open Studio (204 High St, 3070) is Northcote institution for culturally amazing gigs. Come along and join this warm, vibrant poetry community and don’t forget about Open Studio’s yummy crepes!

For those who would like to come but don’t live in Melbourne Brendan Bonsack is recording the gig and exerpts will be played on the 3CR spoken word show. Massive thanks and appreciation to Brendan and 3CR radio!

Farah Beaini is a Melbourne-based spoken word poet, interested in exploring stories of identity and belonging in an age of constant movement. Her work is grounded in authenticity and vulnerability. She is the founder and lead facilitator of “Moving Conversations” ,

a much needed home for courageous community conversations on difficult issues affecting our health and wellbeing, such as: finding purpose, journeying with anxiety, practicing self-compassion, and grief and grieving.

Farah Beaini

Phoebe Perera is a twelve year old Melbourne based poet and musician who lives with her two cats and family. Her poetry can be found in the Girls On Key anthology, Shoot the Breeze!, as part of Red Room Poetry’s Poem Forest and on the Ballarat Writers’ podcast with her poem, Secrets. 

Phoebe Perea

We are sad to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances Alex Creece can no longer perform at this gig… BUT the good news is that Alex is keen to perform later in the year (probably April). We wish Alex all the best and look forward to seeing her feature at a future gig.

Alex Creece