White Night Melbourne: The Book of the Night
176 Little Lonsdale Street (Gmaps)
Writers have a reputation for working feverishly into the night. The Emerging Writers’ Festival is challenging 12 writers over 12 hours to write 12 chapters in a collective work of fiction titled The Book of the Night. The intrepid writers on stage will have their writing projected as they work. Audiences are encouraged to shape the story by feeding plot points and suggesting characters. The event, streamed live online and showcase a diverse range of writers working across a variety of genres and styles including poetry, fiction, short story writers, comic artists and more.
7PM Tom Doig (Writer, Mörön to Mörön: two men, two bikes, one Mongolian misadventure)
8PM Laura Jean McKay (Writer, Holiday in Cambodia)
9PM Oslo Davis (Illustrator and Cartoonist New York Times, The Age and The Guardian)
10PM Emma Valente (Writer, Designer, Director and Co-Artistic Director The Rabble)
11PM Fiona Hile (Poet The Family Idiot and Novelties)
12PM Holly Childs (Writer, Poet and Founding Editor Crazy in Love)
1AM Rafael SW (Writer, Poetry Slam Artist and Founding Member Dead Poets’ Fight Club)
2AM Nic Low (Writer, Artist and Critic)
3AM Briohny Doyle (Essayist, Performer and Novelist The Island Will Sink)
4AM Susie Anderson (Poet Voiceworks)
5AM Sam van Zweden (Blogger and Online Editor Writers Bloc)
6AM Chris Somerville (Writer, We Are Not The Same Anymore)
This all night writing space will be open to everyone with a dreamy late night soundtrack challenging authors to stay awake, put pen to paper and create something new.