Radio Laria with Alex Creece and Aloma Davis Wednesday 5th April

This April, we have two very special features: Victoria’s reigning slam champ Aloma Davis and the widely published poet and poetry editor Alex Creece.  These talented and inspiring women have a stretching spectrum of colour, wisdom and wit to share with you. Tickets are $10 (full) or $5 (concession) and are available at:

Doors open 7pm and the live poetry kicks off at 7:30

We are also looking forward to the open mic where poets, storytellers and writers of all kinds are encouraged to share their work. All genders are welcome to read, 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 a 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!

Alex Creece

Alex Creece is a writer, poet, collage artist, and average kook living and working on Wadawurrung land. Alex works as the Online Editor for Archer Magazine and the Production Editor for Cordite Poetry Review. She’s also on the editorial committee for Sunder Journal. Alex was awarded a Write-ability Fellowship in 2019 and a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship in 2020. A sample of Alex’s work was Highly Commended in the 2019 Next Chapter Scheme, and she was shortlisted for the 2021 Kat Muscat Fellowship. In 2022, Alex was shortlisted for the inaugural Born Writers Award and the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Award. She’s been published with Australian Poetry Journal, Aniko Press, SBS Online, and more.

Aloma Davis

As a poet, Aloma Davis prefers the term ’emerging’ over ‘amateur’ since she can no longer use ‘young’.  When it comes to books and cats, she prefers ‘collector’ over ‘hoarder’ and, finally, she prefers ‘published’ over ‘Are you still writing that stuff?’  She divides her time between living in Melbourne, and living in her head, where she has a library with one of those sliding ladders, Haast’s eagle as a pet, and work-life balance.  Last year, she accidentally became Victoria’s Poetry Slam Champion.