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Pulpture: The Finale
May
7
2:30 PM14:30

Pulpture: The Finale

Artists: Blemish Books, Lesley Boland and Nicci Haynes

Blemish Books is teaming up with Noted to produce ‘Pulpture’, a collaborative arts project designed to find creative ways to re-purpose unsold books. Over 4 days in the Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s Hyperdome shopfront, local artists will take 500 surplus Blemish books and find interesting, creative, expressive, and meaningful ways to turn them into art. The project will culminate in a cathartic art performance at our Independent Publishing Fair.

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Re: Limiting Entropy (Artists Talk)
May
7
12:30 PM12:30

Re: Limiting Entropy (Artists Talk)

  • Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre (map)
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Artists: Dr Lachlan Brown, Tony Curran.

For poet Lachlan Brown and visual artist Tony Curran, their recent exhibition Limiting Entropy was an attempt to contain the often entropic nature of their collaborative process. In this artists talk and poetry reading, Brown and Curran discuss the development of their collaboration, the cross-pollinating process in which poem-informs-painting-informs-poem, and explore where the partnership may take them going forward.

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What are you afraid of? The Fearless Writing Project.
May
7
12:30 PM12:30

What are you afraid of? The Fearless Writing Project.

Artists: Gianina Carter and members of the Noted Festival and Canberra communities

What are you afraid of? Be it writing in a new genre, interviewing an idol, submitting your work to editors, or skydiving from 12,000 feet, we all have fears that hold us back. Noted has asked some daring writers to face their greatest fears and then tell us about it. The writers have been given two weeks to face their fears and will share their experiences in a live reading, hosted by fellow fearless writer Gianina Carter.

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Tongues at the Table
May
7
12:00 PM12:00

Tongues at the Table

Artists: Farz Edraki (Farsi), Rosalind Moran (French), Anita Patel (Bahasa Indonesia) and Alma Gunner (Filipino)

In a series of readings that will make you hungry, four writers who grew up with a language other than English will share stories, recipes and phrases from their childhood kitchens. 

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Oral History Swap-meet
May
7
11:30 AM11:30

Oral History Swap-meet

  • Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre (map)
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Artists: Kermie Breydon and members of the Noted Festival and Canberra communitites

The sharing of oral histories is vital to ensuring cultural knowledge is preserved for future generations. Too often isolation, language barriers, social pressures, and unreceptive audiences mean that cultural knowledge is lost, particularly in communities lacking in intergenerational connection. In this sharing circle, facilitated by Kermie Breydon, attendees will hear a diverse array of hyperlocal and culturally specific histories often excluded from mainstream discourse.

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YOU Issue #812 Zine Launch Exhibition
May
7
10:00 AM10:00

YOU Issue #812 Zine Launch Exhibition

Artists: Sticky Institute

What's the collective noun for zines? We're soon to find out because we've never seen this many at once! This delightfully messy travelling installation invites you to peruse and pilfer a pile of zines, collected with love by the one and only Sticky Institute.

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Tangled Tales
May
7
10:00 AM10:00

Tangled Tales

Artists: Scissors Paper Pen

Scissors Paper Pen wants to write with you. All of you. In this event, Scissors Paper Pen will bring pens, paper and tape, give you some ideas and then let you loose to create collaborative stories that grow in unexpected directions. Play with each other's ideas to create wild, tangled tales. See what others have written or drawn, sketch out a few lines or a picture and stick it to the piece that inspired you. Forget beginning, middle and end; we want to branch out, cascade down, loop back and see where the Canberra hive mind goes on this wordy adventure. Check out the rambling tales on the day and pore over the results on our website afterwards.

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Karma: Reimagining letter writing and the home of gratitude online
May
7
10:00 AM10:00

Karma: Reimagining letter writing and the home of gratitude online

  • Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre (map)
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Artists: Clyde Rathbone and Dayne Rathbone

Dissatisfied with the lack of meaningful content online, Canberra brothers Clyde and Dayne Rathbone set about creating a new online platform for writing and sharing long-form, open letters about people. They were pleasantly surprised when people started using the platform, and they were blown away when they they discovered it transforming people’s lives. Listen to Clyde and Dayne tell their story, and why they believe that gratitude can change the world.

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Tiny Treasures
May
7
10:00 AM10:00

Tiny Treasures

Artists: Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild

Is real life too boring? Looking for a way to escape? You need some speculative fiction in your life! Steampunk! Space Opera! Australian Gothic! Sword and Sorcery! Cyberpunk! Ghost stories! Superheroes! Come and meet the colourful characters of Canberra's Speculative Fiction Guild and watch them craft tiny jewels of stories, small enough to fit on the back of a postcard, that capture humanity's most whimsical fantasies...or its darkest fears. Find one you love to take home and keep forever. Or, if you can't find that queer fairy tale featuring dinosaurs you've always wanted to read, ask one of our award-winning writers to craft you something bespoke, then and there (dinosaurs improve everything).

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LitHop: Bloodwords
May
6
8:00 PM20:00

LitHop: Bloodwords

Artists: Patrick Lenton, David Stavanger, Lorin Elizabeth and BABYFREEZE.

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! along with Noted brings you Bloodwords: the death of literature, a BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! Canberra National Event where literature goes head-to-head with literature in a violent bloodbath of words to decide the final victor of all time. Spoken word meets memoir meets non-fiction meets short fiction all in front of a celebrity team of judges in a battle ring royale where text will be put to the ultimate test. Who will win? The judges and literature will decide! Be there for the words, the blood, the carnage, and the half-time entertainment show from the delightful BABYFREEZE!

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LitHop: Literary Protest March
May
6
7:40 PM19:40

LitHop: Literary Protest March

Artist: Ashley Kalagian Blunt

'Shakespeare needs new material!'

'Jane Austen is only famous because of Colin Firth'

'Hey hey, ho ho, Hemingway has got to go'

Noted is taking on the literary canon. We're tired of school children being subjected to the same texts by dead white men year after year, generation after generation. Wear your best literary t-shirts, create witty lit-y placards, shout your rage into the cold Canberra night and join us on our anti-canon protest march through the city. We'll be on the look-out for the best and funniest anti-canon placards and chants.

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LitHop: Mixtape Memoirs
May
6
7:00 PM19:00

LitHop: Mixtape Memoirs

Artists: The Lifted Brow featuring Farz Edraki, Lachlan Brown, Linda Chen.

The Lifted Brow brings its much-loved Mixtape Memoirs series to Noted Writers Festival. Four exceptional writers have each chosen a song that changed the way they saw the world. Hear the songs, and the stories they’ve inspired.

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LitHop: Have you got the lede?
May
6
5:00 PM17:00

LitHop: Have you got the lede?

Artists: Scum Mag and Sian Campbell.

Race against the clock to see if you can match writers to their opening paragraphs. Sound easy? Don't be so sure. That's only the beginning! To kick off LitHop, Scum Mag will be asking you to play ‘Have you got the lede?’ - a literary Mix n' Match game. Scum contributors will also read from some of their most-loved work.

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Pulpture: Saturday
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Pulpture: Saturday

  • Tuggeranong Arts Centre Shopfront, Tuggeranong Hyperdome (map)
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Artists: Blemish Books, Lesley Boland and Nicci Haynes.

Blemish Books is teaming up with Noted to produce ‘Pulpture’, a collaborative arts project designed to find creative ways to re-purpose unsold books. Over 4 days in the Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s Hyperdome shopfront, local artists will take 500 surplus Blemish books and find interesting, creative, expressive, and meaningful ways to turn them into art. The project will culminate in a cathartic art performance at our Independent Publishing Fair.

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The Salt Room
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

The Salt Room

Artists: David Stavanger, Brentley Frazer, Emily Crocker and This Band Will Self Destruct.

Brought to you by BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, in partnership with Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres and Noted, the Salt Room presents poetry in its many forms. Featuring national, international and Territory poets alongside performers from varied disciplines, this is a night that combines experiments, entireties and fractures.

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Let's Get Lyrical: Part Three
May
5
7:00 PM19:00

Let's Get Lyrical: Part Three

Artists: Rach Armstrong in conversation with Leila Gato

Ever wondered how the great songwriters of our time fit all of those big-hearted words inside those tiny chords? We’ve gathered some of Canberra’s most unique and popular lyricists to talk about their approach to the age-old art of putting words to music. If we ask them nicely perhaps they’ll even crank out a tune! 

The Let's Get Lyrical event series is curated by Nick Delatovic.

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Solicited for Immoral Purposes: Class Rhetoric, Gay Men and The Law
May
5
7:00 PM19:00

Solicited for Immoral Purposes: Class Rhetoric, Gay Men and The Law

Artists: Aidan Delaney

In three case studies spanning from 1894 to 2013, Aidan Delaney looks at the way in which the class rhetoric of middle-class mass media has policed and moderated gay men's identities. From the birth of the modern homosexual man to criminalisation, liberation, and police brutality, Delaney looks at how language and the law have been used to situate gay men in the middle-class consciousness.

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Words & Bodies Open Studio
May
5
6:00 PM18:00

Words & Bodies Open Studio

  • Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre (map)
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Artists: Serena Chalker and Alison Plevey.

Words and Bodies is an interactive and collaborative exploration of dance and writing, in which Serena Chalker and Alison Plevey will provide live demonstrations of the exchange process between the two mediums. In an open studio format, Chalker and Plevey will lead writers and dancers alike through a combination of writing and movement exercises exploring response, rhythm, punctuation, spatialisation and editing. 

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Pulpture: Friday
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Pulpture: Friday

  • Tuggeranong Arts Centre Shopfront, Tuggeranong Hyperdome (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Artists: Blemish Books, Lesley Boland and Nicci Haynes.

Blemish Books is teaming up with Noted to produce ‘Pulpture’, a collaborative arts project designed to find creative ways to re-purpose unsold books. Over 4 days in the Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s Hyperdome shopfront, local artists will take 500 surplus Blemish books and find interesting, creative, expressive, and meaningful ways to turn them into art. The project will culminate in a cathartic art performance at our Independent Publishing Fair.

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The AIDS Action Council of the ACT presents Gay Sex is Fun
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

The AIDS Action Council of the ACT presents Gay Sex is Fun

Artists: Anthony Nocera (host), Katherine Cross, Rosanna Stevens, Emma McManus, Aidan Delaney and Simon Copland.

Countering the stigma and shame that often surrounds discussions of queer sex and sexuality, Gay Sex is Fun will celebrate the fun and funny sides of being queer. Host Anthony Nocera will be joined by a diverse group of LGBTIQA+ writers in a strictly 18+ evening of stories.

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Let's Get Lyrical: Part Two
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Let's Get Lyrical: Part Two

  • Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre (map)
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Artists: Burrows and Luciana Harrison, in conversation with Nick Delatovic

Ever wondered how the great songwriters of our time fit all of those big-hearted words inside those tiny chords? We’ve gathered some of Canberra’s most unique and popular lyricists to talk about their approach to the age-old art of putting words to music. If we ask them nicely perhaps they’ll even crank out a tune! 

The Let's Get Lyrical event series is curated by Nick Delatovic.

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Cyber City of Literature: Literary cities and online communities
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Cyber City of Literature: Literary cities and online communities

  • Ferguson Room, National Library of Australia (map)
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Artists: Katerina Bryant

In this performative lecture, Katerina Bryant delves into questions of geographical isolation and cyber connectedness in literary communities. Taking inspiration from the landscape of her hometown Adelaide, Bryant contends that the internet is a great equaliser for writers living outside traditional literary cities.

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