I’ve been asked to speak at what is looking to be a wonderful evening of story-telling.
Penguin Plays Rough is a monthly meeting for storyholics. Gather round the lovely red armchair and listen to tales from various programmed writers. Please keep in mind that, according to the Facebook event, this will sell out. Doors close after about 80 people have entered so try to get there early.
Here are the details (as posted on the Facebook group) about the other writers and a map is available here.
If you want to RSVP on Facebook, here’s the link.
STEVEN AMSTERDAM (www.stevenamsterdam.com), winner of the 2009 Age Book of the Year Award for ‘Things We Didn’t See Coming’, and participator in the 2010 Sydney Writers’ Festival, is coming to this very lounge room on WEDNESDAY MAY 19.
ZOE COOMBS-MARR is just about to take a solo show called And That Was the Summer that Changed My Life to the 2010 Next Wave Festival. She was one half of the team behind the MAD MAX RE-MIX, and is one third of the performance trio POST, who won The Age 2007 Melbourne Fringe Festival Performance Award and The 2007 Adelaide Fringe Festival Award- Paradisical Performance for their show Gifted and Talented. She has a ridiculous list of other good things behind her which you can check out at: http://2010.nextwave.org.au/festival/projects/90-and-that-was-the-summer-that-changed-my-life
ANNA HOUSTON is an actor who has performed in everything ranging from Bell Shakespeare national touring productions to Tim Tam ads. She’s recently written a play through the Griffin Playwriting course, and my spies inside the course tell me it’s damn fantastic. Apparently it might have something to do with the woman who shot Andy Warhol, but that’s hearsay. What it WILL be about is interesting things. That, I can be sure of.
JAZZ ANDREWS is coming all the way from Newcastle just to read at PPR #16. He just had a story published in the recent AMPERSAND magazine which had something to do with sticking penises in ice cream because of an Allen Ginsberg poem.