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EWF15 Program Highlight: #writingwhilefemale

The Emerging Writers’ Festival is thrilled to dedicate a whole day to the women writers on Friday 5th June.

Presented by Monash University Faculty of Arts in conjunction with EWF and the Stella Prize, #writingwhilefemale will feature panels, workshops, and a performance by Tariro Mavondo. Events we’re especially excited about include Gendered Genres: Women on Women’s Writing – a panel featuring Stella ladies Aviva TuffieldLouise SwinnEllen van Neerven, and Emily Bitto.

Other panels will feature writers and editors discussing feminist voices online, self-confidence in women, and breaking into male-dominated fields. We’ve also got a Pitch Bitch-hosted workshop to kick you into gear, and an event dedicated to young women writers over at the QVWC, with the keynote address by Clementine Ford.

The day will be capped off with the announcement of Lip Mag’s 2015 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction winner.

- Amaryllis Gacioppo

Where: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
When:  Friday 5 June, 9am-5.30pm
How Much: $90 / $75 concession here

#writingwhilefemale is proudly presented by Monash University Faculty of Arts in partnership with the Emerging Writers’ Festival and Stella Prize.

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RELATED: Read about how EWF alumni, Maxine Beneba-Clarke incited a discussion about women in literature on twitter, using the #writingwhilefemale hash-tag here, here and here.

A Q&A with Adrian Craddock of Smith Journal

Adrian Craddock is a writer, film-maker, broadcaster and the editor of Smith Journal, which, if you’re not familiar, is a quarterly magazine featuring unique pieces on all manners of topics, from the U.S.S.R.’s only advertising agency to the humble Chiko roll. But of course you already knew that.

Adrian will be speaking as part of the Freelancing for Life Masterclass (Thu Jun 4, 10am) and as part of The Pitch (Wed May 27, 6pm), where some of Australia’s best editors come together to talk pitching. We asked Adrian a few questions about how he arrived at the place that he is, the necessity of having broad interests and the importance of persistence when pitching.

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Can you tell us a bit about how you arrived at being the Editor of Smith Journal?

I came to Smith in a fairly roundabout way. I grew up in Perth and spent a lot of time doing community radio. I used to produce a youth affairs program on RTR FM called Youngblood and occasionally read the news (someone once called up to complain about how crap I was). I ended up completing my last semester of uni in England, and thanks to my Italian passport was able to stick around. I scrounged around doing internships, did some freelancing and briefly worked as a producer at the BBC World Service. Nothing solid was coming up, though. So, I booked my ticket home and pretty much gave up on the idea of landing a proper media job in the UK. A few weeks later, I had the fortune to be employed by Monocle magazine. I started out on the reception desk, but somehow ended up on the editorial floor (I am not joking when I say that I think my accent had a lot to do with it). I was at Monocle for around two years before I got sick of the weather in London. I moved back to Perth and produced a short documentary about my Nona called Spaghetti in the Suburbs. Then Monocle eventually offered to make me its Melbourne correspondent if I was happy to move, so I crossed the bight. Six months later I applied for the Smith Journal job online.

Personally, do you think it’s necessary to have broad interests as a commissioning editor?

All of my favourite writers/broadcasters (Eg. Jon Ronson, Louis Theroux, John Safran, Ira Glass) have always covered such a broad variety of themes. I’ve tried to carry that approach into my own work. It comes fairly naturally; I very regularly get intensely obsessed with things for a few months and then seem to move on.

In normal circumstances, I guess that would be considered a personality defect, but it’s kind of handy in the world of magazines. It has definitely helped me learn how to dive into any subject and quickly work out what is interesting.

What’s the best advice (or the advice that’s stuck with you most) that you’ve received as a writer and/or an editor?

I think it came from one of my uni lecturers: get out of the way of the story. Sometimes young writers are more interested in trying to communicate how talented they are rather than just tell a great narrative. I’m all for people infusing their own personality into their work, but I’m a firm believer that – unless you’re a memoirist – the story should comes first.

You are on The Pitch panel – can you tell us what advice you would give to emerging writers before they pitch to any publication?

My advice would be to do it and do it often. Sometimes I get writers emailing me with ideas that are interesting, but still only 3/4 of the way there. Then I just never hear from them again, which is a shame. I think editors really respect a writer who consistently sends in great ideas. The other thing I would say is make yourself clear. I quite like it when people use headings in their pitches. So, for example, they will indicate how they see the story working in regards to images, interviews, structure. I find that really helpful, and it is a great indicator that a writer knows what they are doing.

Favourite thing to do on a Saturday morning in Melbourne?

I really like going for walks through Fawkner Park with my girlfriend, Karys McEwen (who is also part of this year’s EWF).

What have you been reading lately? Or what would you like to read if you had more time?

I recently renewed my subscription to Lucky Peach. It’s seriously fantastic; the other night I spent a good 45 minutes reading about prawn farming. That takes a lot of skill.

Adrian will be speaking as part of the Freelancing for Life Masterclass (Thu Jun 4, 10am) and as part of The Pitch (Wed May 27, 6pm).

The 2015 Emerging Writers’ Festival runs Tue May 26 – Fri June 5.

Melbourne Art Book Fair | An interview with Megan Patty

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The NGV are hosting the inaugural Melbourne Art Book Fair from Fri May 1 – Sun May 3. Aside from being a place to buy art books, they’ll host a bunch of book launches, performances and lectures on issues around the future (and history) of art book publishing. And nope, it’s not limited to just artist books but theory books, coffee table books, monographs and independent publications from around the world. There are so many ways in which art and literature intersect, and we spoke to Megan Patty, curator of the first Melbourne Art Book Fair, about these intersections, about which events she’s excited about and some of her favourite art-related publications.

What’s your role in organising the inaugural Melbourne Art Book Fair?

My role in the Melbourne Art Book Fair has been to curate this event from the ground up; with the efforts and ideas of a truly amazing team here at the NGV we have been able to bring together a very exciting first event. An event that involves local and international publishers, designers, writers, architects and covers emerging, independent and established publishing practice − a true testament to the incredible publishing talent we have in Australia.

What do you think the importance of publishing is to an often visual (or experiential) medium such as art?

Publishing has always been a way of disseminating a message to a broad audience; a message that isn’t limited to time and place. For artists publishing can be a cost-effective way of their work reaching a lot of people and for their work to be not only documented by critically discussed in a different context.

What do you think are some of the crossovers between art and literature are?

Throughout history art and literature have always been intrinsically linked; at times the reading of art relies on the heavy work of critical writing and applying these ideas to wider historical, social and political contexts. It is also really interesting to me when some artists and publishers prefer their work is presented without literature; without a narrative or contextualisation.

What are some of your personal highlights within the Art Book Fair program?

The programming for the Melbourne Art Book Fair is a chance for audiences, publishers, designers, writers and artists to be involved in some lively and important discussions around art publishing in its diverse aspects and iterations. I feel this programming is a way of opening up new dialogues around publishing as a key part of contemporary practice.

The NGV has commissioned five new limited-edition artist books to be launched at the Fair, I think these launches and signings pretty exciting, a way to meet artists and buy books that are limited and very special. The 5 artists that have each produced a new book are Bindi Cole Chocka, Jess Johnson, Minna Gilligan, Patrick Pound and Gareth Sansom.

I am thrilled that Printed Matter are coming out to Australia for the first time at the Melbourne Art Book Fair as a key international exhibitor and are also presenting a keynote lecture and talk. The Tokyo Art Book Fair and HeHe, a small publisher from Japan have curated an outstanding selection of Japanese art books that I feel will be very special.

The below three are just a snapshot of events I am really looking forward to – but is so hard to choose!

Sat 2 May, 2.30pm
Book launch: Painting is a Critical Form by Helen Johnson
Presented by 3-ply
Artist Elizabeth Newman launches Helen Johnson’s latest book, Painting is a Critical Form (2015), published by Melbourne’s 3-ply. Focusing on works by Juan Davila and Martin Kippenberger, Helen’s book proposes an extended understanding of how painting can operate aesthetically.
Venue: Great Hall
Free entry

Sun 3 May, 3.30pm
In conversation: I like your tome, but what’s the content?! Architecture and publishing.
The singular architectural image reigns supreme on RSS feeds and in micro-media, but Architects continue to enshrine the architectural publication as core to their design practice. In the
last few years alone, Melbourne architectural giants, such as Ashton Raggatt McDougall, Edmond and Corrigan, and Lyons Architecture have produced hefty tomes of their work while the design manifesto has re-appeared as a popular platform for emerging practices. What is the content of architectural publications, and how does this contribute to the practice of architecture?
Convener: Timothy Moore, SIBLING.
Speaker: Andrew Mackenzie, Director, Uro Publications and City Lab.
Speaker: Cristina Goberna, co-founder of Fake Industries Architecture Agonism (FKAA).
Venue: Great Hall
Free entry

Sun 3 May, 2.30pm
Performance, book launch and signing: Jon Campbell and The Narrows
Jon Campbell will perform at the Melbourne Art Book Fair. Following the performance he will be launching a new limited-edition artist book Lettering published by The Narrows.

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Art publishing can be experimental too – what kind of interesting experimentation have you seen from artists / writers / publishers who are speaking at / holding a stall at the Melbourne Art Book Fair?

West Space has been doing some interesting publications that cross over into digital such as West Space Journal. They will be launching Issue 4 of the Journal at the Fair with a script read by Isabelle Sully and Lewis Fidock and will also have a stand.

Aesthetically speaking the return to printing techniques such as risograph printing is pretty interesting – works printed on a riso have such as great tactile nature and unique look – it is a great way of doing something that looks amazing for not much money. As part of the Fair there are 2 programs that deal with risograph printing, a demonstration by Xavier Connelly of Dawn Press and a design talk by The Ilam Press out of New Zealand and Stuart Geddes who have collaborated on risograph projects and Ilam Press have a stand at the Fair too!

Sun 3 May, 11am
Demonstration: Risograph printing
Dawn Press is a creative printing service operated by Xavier Connelly and one of the few commercial Riso printers in Australia. Xavier will give a demonstration with his Risograph printer.

Sunday 3 May, 1pm
Talk: Risograph publishing with Ilam Press and Stuart Geddes
The Ilam Press is a non-profit arts publishing project operating out
of the Ilam School of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand) and Stuart Geddes runs a small design studio based in Melbourne with a critical interest in print publication design. Together Aaron Beehre (Ilam Press) and Stuart Geddes discuss the aesthetics of and motivations for risograph printing.

What are some of your favourite art publications?

As someone who has a book addiction this is truly difficult question for me. I buy a lot of illustrated art books but these days I also buy critical art texts and texts by artists. I also have a collection of art books about art books.

Richard Prince: American Prayer
Published by Gagosian and Rizzoli this book is a look into bibliophile artist Richard Prince’s private book collection. At 600 pages and beautifully illustrated it gives insights into Prince as an artist and a collector – it’s also insanely voyeuristic for a fellow book lover.

Do it: The compendium by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Published by Independent Curators International (ICI) and D.A.P this book is proof that a publication can transcend just being a publication. The book is a continuation of a conversation around experimenting with the ways art can be displayed and the ways we interpret art.

How to look at a painting by Justin Paton
It was a book published by AWA Press, then it was a TV series; it might be a bit old now but it is so beautifully written by New Zealand born curator Justin Paton. This book should be compulsory reading for anyone working in the arts or trying to write about art. I have bought so many copies of this as gifts.

Endless Present: Robert Rooney and Conceptual Art (exhibition catalogue)
Published by the National Gallery of Victoria this small but very handsome publication by Maggie Finch looks at a selection of conceptual photographs and artists’ books produced in Melbourne and internationally during the 1960s and 1970s. The publication is a look into the past but for me the works hold such resonance today and are so beautiful.

Where in Melbourne do you usually go to peruse or buy art books?

Lately I have found myself buying books directly from artists and publishers however there are so many amazing bookstores in Melbourne such as Perimeter Books, World Food Books, Metropolis and the NGV Design Store has a fantastic range of art publications from local and international publishers. There are also a number of artist-run spaces and galleries in Melbourne producing great books including Bus Projects and Gertrude Contemporary.

**COMPETITION**
Thanks to the NGV, we have a double pass to the preview night and an NGV Art Book Fair tote bag to give away. The opening night features performances by Nick SelenitschJonnine Standish (HTRK), Laila Sakini (Day Care) and the ever-suave Darren Sylvester and gives you the chance to peruse limited edition publications. To enter, email info@emergingwritersfestival.org.au with the subject line ‘all the art books all at once’.

Melbourne Art Book Fair Preview Night
Where: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
When: Friday May 1, 6pm
How Much: TICKETED GENERAL ADMISSION SOLD OUT. Members tickets ($16) still available, and limited tickets available on the night ($15).
More information: here

The Melbourne Art Book Fair runs Fri May 1 – Sun May 3.

A Q&A with Aan Mansyur | Bali Emerging Writers’ Festival x EWF15

Now in its third year, our exchange program with the Bali Emerging Writers’ Festival sees two Australian writers go to Bali and two Indonesian writers come to Melbourne for our Festival. There are many lessons to be learnt, relationships to forge and cultural ties to be strengthened. Australian writer, Lou Heinrich (Adelaide) and Omar Sakr (Sydney) are both over there at the moment, and joining us in Melbourne in May will be Ni Made Purmada Sari and M. Aan Mansyur. Here’s a short Q&A with M. Aan Mansyur.

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Tell us about your writing style. What are your influences, passions and the messages that you try to convey in your work?

I write poems and prose. In every piece I write, I’m trying to say different things in different ways. I often think that writing is how I discover things, rather than an exercise in telling readers things I already know.

What are some of the challenges you face in the writing process, and what tips would you give to aspiring writers to overcome these?

I’m a lazy writer. I like to spend my time reading books instead of writing. I also can’t write in crowded places unlike other writers, although I live in library which is quite packed with visitors. I try to allocate two to three hours daily at early dawn while everyone else is still asleep, to read books I admire and recommendations from my favorite authors. This is how I learn and a solution to my laziness. Reading books is good, they make me feel haunted and keep me awake so I ended up writing.

What are you most looking forward to in your exchange at the Emerging Writers Festival Australia?

Honestly, I don’t have anything planned in advance. I like to learn new things whenever I’m on the road, such as visiting book and coffee shops. I’m expecting surprises since it’s my first time visiting Australia. Meeting new people, making friends, and learning from them. I would also like to see how literature communities and artists there work on events.

If you could meet one Australian author, who would it be?

At the end of 2014, I read two books by Australian authors; People of the Book (Geraldine Brooks) and True History of the Kelly Gang (Peter Carey). I like their works and read their previous novels. However, I don’t really wish to meet them. I honestly don’t like meeting authors that I like. I often worry that if we met, it would destroy the image that I’ve built about their world.

If possible I would very much love to meet Courtney Barnett. Lately I keep hearing her songs and I’m in love with them (the songs).

What have you been reading lately?

I recently finished Etgar Keret’s compilation of short stories, The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God & Other Stories. I read it together with re-reading Teju Cole’s novel, Open City. I like the way he writes and I’m expecting to learn more from him. At the moment I just start reading Clarice Lispector’s book, The Hour of the Star. I also read three poems compilation by Wislawa Szymborska, since I’m working with a friend in Poland to translate it to Bahasa Indonesia.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

My latest poetry books, Melihat Api Bekerja got published this month. I worked on it for more than a year with a visual artist in Jakarta. I wrote fifty four poems and he reinterpreted them through paintings. We have published the artworks in the form of book and have had an art exhibition.

Next month a novel I wrote goes to print. Although it was previously published in 2007, I rewrote it. Right now in the midst of my packed schedule, I’m also preparing Makassar International Writers Festival, where I work as a curator.

This year’s Bali Emerging Writers’ Festival runs from Apr 24 – Apr 26.

A Q&A with Ni Made Purmada Sari | Bali Emerging Writers’ Festival x EWF15

Now in its third year, our exchange program with the Bali Emerging Writers’ Festival sees two Australian writers go to Bali and two Indonesian writers come to Melbourne for our Festival. There are many lessons to be learnt, relationships to forge and cultural ties to be strengthened. Australian writer, Lou Heinrich (Adelaide) and Omar Sakr (Sydney) are both over there at the moment, and joining us in Melbourne in May will be Ni Made Purmada Sari and Aan Mansyur. Here’s a short Q&A with Ni Made Purmada Sari.

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Tell us about your writing style. What are your influences, passions and the messages that you try to convey in your work?

The poems I write are a reflection on my experiences. So far, these haven’t centred on any particular themes, varying from women, culture, identity and social constructions. Two strong influencers in my work, though, is ‘time’ and ‘death’, which always come back to me in the writing process. I think this is because they are the close friends of all living beings. Everyday we are asked: what time is it? Do we have enough time? And where time shapes the paths of our lives, so too does death try to sneak in.

What are some of the challenges you face in the writing process, and what tips would you give to aspiring writers to overcome these?

The truth is that my attention is often distracted when I write; a phone call, social media, anything else that pops up. So, I often try to write before I go to bed – the moments where my mind is calm, undisturbed by other activities. However intense writing makes me sleepless (laugh).

To get new ideas, I like to walk around Jakarta, where I live. I try new public transport, sit at the bus stop, watch people pass by. This way, I can see many new and unexpected sides of life. I also realise that the city is human; multi-layered and complex.

What are you most looking forward to in your exchange at the Emerging WritersFestival Australia?

To meeting authors and exchanging ideas of course. I’m sure they will help me to understand the present culture of Australian society. This will be my first time in Australia, and I’m so excited to see what daily lives look like, which I’m sure is different to Indonesia. Understanding new cultures has always been something that interests me, so I’m really grateful to the BEWF and EWF in helping me to do this.

Do you have any favorite Australian or International author(s)?

Too many names. It’s difficult for me to list them down, but I’ll try… Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Yasunari Kawabata, and Kenzaburo Oe.

What have you been reading lately?

Lately I started re-reading old Indonesian literary works, circa 1960s and 1980s. I recently finished reading Harimau! Harimau! by Mochtar Lubis and Anak Bajang Menggiring Angin by Sindhunata. I was very surprised that, decades later, these works are still very interesting, touching and relevant to read! Theme, style and even the sense of the language hits the bull’s-eye compared to some popular authors nowadays.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

I’m trying to write a novel. It’s actually almost 80% complete, what’s left is the editing process, which as it turns out takes up most of my concentration. The novel tells the story of a young boy who is asked to write the biography of an elderly Bali artist. Their dialogue reflects the relationship between the older generation and the younger generation in Bali, the island’s past, and the memories of local people.

This year’s Bali Emerging Writers’ Festival runs from Apr 24 – Apr 26.

Emerging Writers’ Festival 2015 program launch afterparty

The Emerging Writers’ Festival program launch after-party went down at Thousand Pound Bend (one of our great festival venues) on Apr 15. You can see the program launch photos from the Wheeler Centre here. Photos by Alan Weedon. You can browse the program here.

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EWF15 Volunteer Call Out

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**APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED**

Do you like wearing colourful t-shirts? Are you good at answering questions? Do you want to be an active part of delivering EWF 2015? Then you might just be the perfect Emerging Writers’ Festival Volunteer for our 2015 Festival. Our volunteers play a vital role in the fest’ and we couldn’t do it without them. If you’d like to help out at some of the best festival events going ‘round, meet other writers, and get an inside look at how an arts festival is run, apply to be part of the festival today!

Volunteer duties include assisting festival staff in ushering & checking tickets. Note that all volunteers must be able to commit to half a day on the Writers’ Conference weekend (30th- 31st of May) plus two other festival events across Tuesday 26 May – Friday 5 June.

There will also be a brief festival briefing (and t-shirt pickup) on Monday 11th May at 5.15pm at The Wheeler Centre. It will be essential that you are able to attend this event.

In return, volunteers will be given access to all events (except Writing Night School events) and a festival t-shirt. Naturally our love, too!

Please email Rebecca at programming [at] emergingwritersfestival.org.au  to register your interest with the following information:

• Your contact details (name, phone number, email etc.)
• Your availability for the festival.
• Why you want to participate, plus any relevant skills or experience you might have.

Love, EWF15

 

A Q&A with our old (pen) pal, Benjamin Law

The 2015 Emerging Writers’ Festival is fast approaching, and we’re looking forward to seeing all of your smiling faces and share stories.

Each year, we set up a philanthropic program called Pen Pals where people can donate to the Festival to help us keep ticket prices low and the writers’ stomachs fed – we pay each writer an appearance fee for gracing us with their presence. Benefits of donating include knowing that you’re helping nurture emerging writers and being able to attend a Festival that gets better every year. All donations over $100 will be recognised by the Festival. 

We had a chat to old friend and one of last year’s Festival Ambassadors, Benjamin Law on the importance of programs like Pen Pals, what he’s been reading and the best advice he’s received as a writer.

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1. What were your highlights from the 2014 Emerging Writers’ Festival?

Hannah Kent giving out advice on writing and life, across all her sessions. She’s so smart, generous and compassionate. If she started a magazine, television show and/or religious cult, I’d sign up immediately.

How do you think people can benefit from giving to Emerging Writers’ Festival’s Pen Pals program? How does it enrich the lit community?

Anyone who cares about Australian writing should understand that the Emerging Writers Festival is the only major event for writers – people who actually want to be committed, serious, pen-to-paper practitioners. It’s a tough industry, and the EWF is this essential annual goldmine of information sharing. By donating to the Pen Pals program, you ensure every speaker and artist who presents at the EWF is paid, which ensures the EWF takes place at all.

What are you reading this month?

I’ve found myself – not consciously – with a reading pile exclusively of female writers over the next few months. Pretty happy about that, to be honest. I’m reading Pride and Prejudice for my book club (first time Austen reader here), Maxine Beneba Clarke’s Stella Prize-shortlisted Foreign Soil, Roz Chast’s graphic memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer-winning Olive Kitteridge and finishing off Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall. Really looking forward to Karen Hitchcock’s Quarterly Essay, ‘Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly‘ too.

What have you got coming up that you’re excited about?

The Sydney Writers’ Festival program has just been published. Really excited – and slightly scared shitless – to be interviewing Starlee Kine, Daniel Mendelsohn and Shaun Micallef for a session.

Can you pass on some of the best advice you’ve received to any emerging writers out there?

Read a lot, every day. Writing is solitary, so find your community and friends – they’ll be your support network. Respect and collaborate with your editors – they’re not your enemy, but the people who will make your work sing and make sense. Work hard – as Margaret Atwood says, there’s no such thing as a free lunch, especially in this industry. Speaking of which, work harder than your friends with secure jobs, because you’ll just have to.

Follow Ben on Twitter here: @mrbenjaminlaw 

Don’t Be Lonely at Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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Don’t Be Lonely are proud to present seasons by two internationally renowned cult-theatre makers and two rising stars of Australian and New Zealand stand-up returning to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2015.

Trygve Wakenshaw, the multi-award winning maker of cult physical comedies Squidboy and Kraken (winner of Best Comedy at Perth Fringe World & Adelaide Festival Fringe nominated for Barry Award at MICF 2014), returns with his latest creation Nautilus.

Where: Tuxedo Cat, 17 Wills Street, Melbourne
When: Mar 25 – Apr 19
How Much: $15 – $25 here

Stuart Bowden’s Before Us is the triumphant follow-up to last year’s cult smash, She Was Probably Not a Robot. Featuring live music, surreal storytelling and a mad physicality, Before Us is as moving as it is funny, and features ‘Gorgeous notes of melancholia’ ★★★★ (Scotsman).

Where: Tuxedo Cat, 17 Wills Street, Melbourne
When: Mar 30 – Apr 5
How Much: $15 – $22 here

Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall, a rising star of Melbourne’s independent stand-up scene, is back with Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall and his Amazing Disappearing Enthusiasm, ‘Delightfully quirky stand-up that offers treats for every audience’ (Chortle).

Where: Forum Theatre, 154 Flinders St, Melbourne
When: Mar 26 - Apr 19
How Much: $15 – $20 here

New Zealand ‘Uber comedy whizkid.’ (Theatreview) and creator of cult festival favourite FanFiction, Heidi O’Loughlin, brings her show A Woman Talking to Melbourne. This is an hour of oddball stand-up featuring stowaways, unsung heroes and a woman talking.

Where: Tuxedo Cat, 17 Wills Street, Melbourne
When: Mar 27 – Apr 5
How Much: $15 – $20 here

GIVEAWAY

We have three double passes to give away for each of these Don’t Be Lonely shows! Simply email info@dblpresent.com with the subject ‘Don’t Be Lonely EWF’ and your name, the show you would like to attend and your contact details in the body of the email.

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