performances and speaking

…and workshops, interviews, project involvement & exhibitions

updated Thu 25 Feb 2021

3CR International Day of People with a Disability (3 Dec 2018) – fair warning: I don’t get much of a word in, and I also hummed Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ off-key really badly. If you want to see the text of the poem I performed, it’s viewable here. The instrument I played is the melodica.

Booklovers’ Festival 2018 @ Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries; introductory workshop to poetry at Whittlesea Library

Bonfire Park @ BAR SK (Nov 2017)

Cherchez La Femme (2015 or 2016?)

Choir of the Impossible (Oct 2017)

Chronically Chilled 3CR guest for Mental Health Awareness Week chat with Marijo Pozega (Oct 2018)

Cymbeline (2000 (?!) – this one is just for funsies, I was a wee budding musicology major/early music minor + joint major in literature/cultural studies & French! it was lots of fun)

Dark Mass (June 2019) @ 3 Ravens Brewery

Digital Writers’ Festival 2018 – ‘Chronic Illness, Disability and Digital Life’ with Katerina Bryant & Robin Eames & CB Mako. Robin has provided a transcription on our conversation here. [someone special told me that someone at Google listened to this talk and were really impressed by me which is just oh em gee!!!]

Diversity Arts Australia – speaker at the launch of the ‘Shifting the Balance’ report & radio interview with Lena Nahlous on The Wire (Aug 2019) ‘Arts Not As Diverse As You Think‘ with Oliver Brown

East Coburg Community House 2016-8 (2016 writer-in-residence; 2017-8 occasional workshop host)

Emerging Writers’ Festival 2018some promo with my co-panellists and producer

F*EMS (Dec 2017)

FOUND 2015

Freeplay Independent Games Festival

Future Echoes (Oct 2019) – keynote speech ‘provocation’ for ‘A World of Welcome / Beyond Access’ with CB Mako, Hannah Morphy-Walsh & Pauline Vetuna

Girls on Key (2015) (with Anne M Carson & Bigoa Chuol)

Hawthorn Library poetry feature (Jan, Jul & Oct 2018)

International Day of Disability at 3CR (2018, 2019, 2020)

  • Not Normal‘ (3 Dec 2018) regarding event of same name for Melbourne Fringe [fair warning: I don’t get much of a word in, and I also hummed Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ off-key really badly. If you want to see the text of the poem I performed, it’s viewable here. The instrument I played is the melodica)
  • Mental Health and Relationships‘ with Pauline Vetuna and Ana Maria Gomides (3 Dec 2019), complete with transcript
  • Writing In a Pandemic‘ with Pauline Vetuna and Ana Maria Gomides (3 Dec 2020), transcript to follow

Ladies We Need To Talk (June 2019) – Footloose and childfree; associated ABC Life article (which provides a very diluted reason for my being childfree – if you want to properly interview me about this, get in touch!)

Liminal Mag interview (May 2019)

Love and Luck podcast cameo for episode 64 (written by Erin Kyan – transcript available here)

Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018 Not Normal (see p46)

Melbourne Spoken Word ‘Fresh Voices’ feature (Oct 2018)

Melbourne Spoken Word ‘Creative Accounting’ (Feb 2019)

Midsumma – Consent Festival (festival programming group, Jan 2019), Rapid Fire (2019 & 2020) @ Hares & Hyenas (2020 group photo of performers here)

Poetry Says (podcast episode on Ted Hughes, and Fred D’Aguiar’s ‘Calypso History Lesson’)

Queensland Poetry Festival 2018Body Opera & KIN

Queer Legacies, New Solidarities 2018

Queering the Air 3CR interview (June 2018)

Quippings Troupe (Dec 2017 + Jan 2018)

Rebel Stories from Rebel Women 2 (Apr 2018)

Shore by Emily Johnson / Catalyst 2017 (vocalist; May 2017)

Sporting Poets Nov 2017 (with Elizabeth Allen, and Anne M Carson)

Theatre Network Australia – co-facilitator to theatre makers on the practice of journalling

The Digital SalaBlack Lives Matter Filipinx Solidarity Reading (Jun 2020)

Trilogy by Nic Green (June 2016) – you can read more here (please note that it does discuss disordered eating)

Wham-Bam 2014 (curated by Lisa Dib)

Women’s Melbourne Network committee member Jan 2018 to Mar 2019 (Communications working group)

Writers Victoria & Brotherhood of St. Laurence ‘Creative Control’ panel on poetry and disability (Dec 2020)

Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank campus (Feb 2019) – read work from my poetry manuscript in progress about chronic, invisible illnesses, and hospitalisation

VISIBILITY exhibition launch (Nov 2019) reading ‘driving / being driven’ (in Victorian Writer mag for Writers Victoria issue Dec 2019-Jan 2020)