Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Static - Melbourne Writers Festival

Doing a very big show this weekend at The Melbourne Writer's Festival. It's called Static and is a collaborative piece that's been commissioned by those sexy folk at Going Down Swinging. (use many, buy lots.) I'm very lucky to be doing this show with the help of alicia sometimes, Nathan Curnow and musician and good buddy of mine, Quinn Stacpoole. Also it's been a pleasure to be directed by Kieran Carroll. A long time acquaintance but this is the first time we've really worked together.
We've all written separate pieces based on the theme of Static, with Quinn scoring it all. I decided to write my piece about a lion with the face of Harvey Keitel who comes to my door to eat my heart. Now you'll have to come along to see what happens.
This Friday night, at the BMW Edge Theatre in Federation Square.
On the same bill is the highly rated American poet, academic and performer, Tracie Morris. I'm really looking forward to seeing her.
To book tickets go here.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Pecha Kucha

This Thursday I'm very pleased to be involved in an unusual event called Pecha Kucha. Basically the format of the night is that each presenter is given 6 minutes and 20 frames of images each showing for twenty seconds each. The night first started in Tokyo. I think for the most part the presenters are visual artists or architects, so I think it's unusual for a writer to get the gig. I will be presenting in tandem with the amazing Beck Wheeler. A wonderful visual artist who has been turning my poems into incredible works of art. I'll be reading my story Disappointment is the Evil Bunny of Misery's best friend to a slide show of Beck's art work.
Below are more details of the event.

Pecha Kucha is a night of creative presentation!

eight creative types get 6 minutes of time to present their ideas, designs, stories or artwork over a
slideshow of 20 frames.

20 seconds a frame = six minutes of fame.

on the menue is...
Jeffrey Bernett - NYC based designer - guest of Saturday In Design
Hugo Davidson - Industrial designer
Sarah Parkes - Artist
Steven Cornwell - Graphic designer

Sean M Whelan - Performance poet (with artist Beck Wheeler)
Rory Hyde - Architect + RRR broadcaster
Harald Grundle - Vienna based designer - guest of Saturday In Design
Nathan Gray - Artist + musician

DJ Declan Kelly plays before and after the presentations
Horse Bazaar - providing digital art for your viewing pleasure
BYO business card for door prizes!

Night opens at 6, presentations at 8.

Pecha Kucha is a worldwide thing.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Overload Poetry Festival Opening Night

I'm performing tonight at the opening to the Overload Poetry Festival.
Also joining me on stage will be the following talented indivuals;
Jennifer Harrison
Geoff Lemon
Ella Holcombe
Steve Smart.
The whole evening will be hosted by the wonderful Josephine Rowe.
The gig is at Dantes Restaurant, corner of Napier and Gertrude Street, Fitzroy.
Should be a hoot.
Come on down.
Kicks off 8.30pm.