Mother Tongue is an organisation passionate about
supporting the voices of women, and gender diverse
people who identify as women.

Centered around live events,
Mother Tongue has become
Melbourne’s biggest women’s
spoken word event.

A place for Passionate, Powerful, Vulnerable and Honest performance.

It stands aside from, most Spoken Word events in its depth and authenticity.


Hosted & run by Fleassy Malay

Upcoming Events

Women of Banyule

International Women’s Day and 10 year anniversary event.

WHEN: March 8th 2023
WHERE: The Centre Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe, Vic
PRICE: Variable… $0 – $30

Want to get involved?

If you are someone who is:

  • Passionate about supporting women’s voices or
  • Just starting or wanting to perform your spoken word poetry in a safe space,
  • A seasoned spoken word performer, or
  • A lover of spoken word poetry.

We would love for you to be a part of Mother Tongue…

Be A Featured Artist

We are always on the lookout for inspiring Spoken Word Featured Artists and
Rising Voices.

Open Mic

Our open mic is available for any woman identifying person who wants to share her/their story.


It is our Volunteers which make Mother Tongue happen. Without you, it would all be too much work for us!