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SWF - Words on Show: Writing for Performance

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SWF - Words on Show: Writing for Performance

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6:30pm - 7:30pm, 20th May 2022


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245 Wilson St, Eveleigh, NSW 2015


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Language changes when read aloud; previously unheard rhythms, timbres and tones come alive off the page. How do novelists approach writing a play, poets consider both spoken-word and print, or playwrights pivot to memoir? In an event curated by writer and performer Maeve Marsden, she sits down with Bornean-Australian rapper, poet and author Omar Musa (Killernova), iconic playwright David Williamson (Home Truths) and award-winning writer and poet Maxine Beneba Clarke (How Decent Folk Behave) to discuss how they write for performance, what it feels like to hear and see your words in motion, and the challenges of adapting between different mediums.


A collection of poetry and wood cuts that burns blindingly bright.
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