Lit Crawl Perth

Past Event


WRITERS AND READERS JOIN A STREET CRAWL WITH A BOOK FOCUS.
Described by The New York Times as ‘a heady cocktail of booze and books’, Lit Crawl has been run in a dozen cities around the world. Perth joins in the fun in 2020 in a collaboration with the City of Vincent and Beaufort Street Network that will showcase our hometown talents.

The first ever Lit Crawl Perth will capture the city’s unique WA flavour and get readers and writers out on the streets..

HOW DOES IT WORK?

There are 18 sessions taking place in six venues. All venues are FREE and they all run on the same clock.

Each session is 45 minutes long and it takes place in three rounds over the course of the event – starting at 6pm, 7.15pm and 8.30pm. Just show up before the start time and enjoy!

The venues are small and there will be limited capacity, so if you reach one and it's at capacity make sure you check out the rest! Afterward you can check out all the delicious dining and refreshing beverage offerings along Beaufort St.

 

BEAUFORT STREET BOOKS – TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Does your life ever feel like an endless round of delays due to roadworks, missing parcels and automated phone menus that lead you in circles?

If so, you’ll love To Whom It May Concern, a public airing of complaint letters from some of Perth’s favourite authors.

Join Mahmoud Mohammed Morsi, Holden Sheppard, Elizabeth Tan, Annabel Smith and Josephine Wilson for a night of grouchy gripes and grumbles about the issues that make our blood boil.

Beaufort St Books, 567 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
Round 1: 6 – 6.45pm
Round 2: 7.15 – 8pm
Round 3: 8.30 – 9.15pm

PLANET BOOKS – BAD DIARIES SALON

A hit at festivals and one-off events across Australia and New Zealand since its inception in mid-2017, Bad Diaries Salon invites writers to dig out their unpublished diaries and personal notebooks – and to read them, live and unedited, in front of an audience. Each Bad Diaries Salon is a unique combination of theme and readers, sometimes funny, sometimes confronting, always frank, fresh and fascinating.

For Lit Crawl Perth, three local writers join Salon co-curator Tracy Farr to create a raw, original and candid literary performance. Experience the written word, rediscovered and shared.

Planet Books Mt Lawley, 638 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
Round 1: 6 – 6.45pm
Round 2: 7.15 – 8pm
Round 3: 8.30 – 9.15pm

LAWLEY’S BAKERY – LOVE AND OTHER CATASTROPHES – A LIT LIVE SPECIAL EDITION

Lit Live joins Lit Crawl for a unique experience – short fiction read and enacted in a night full of exploration and imagination.

Lit Live is literature in performance, regularly produced and presented around Perth by actor Sarah McNeill. It engages lovers of stories with the works of brilliant fiction writers from around the world, performed by some of Perth’s best known and best-loved actors.

Some great actors and musicians will join in Lit Live @ Lit Crawl to tell funny, moving and provocative short stories, along with a song or two, all around the theme of Love and Other Catastrophes!

Lawley’s Bakery Cafe, 616 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
Round 1: 6 – 6.45pm
Round 2: 7.15 – 8pm
Round 3: 8.30 – 9.15pm

MT LAWLEY ART FRAMERS AND GALLERY – THE LANDSCAPE WE CANNOT SHED

What does it mean to belong to multiple terrains, to be anchored in time, to find safe haven in some one instead of some place? 

The Landscapes We Cannot Shed explores the physical, spiritual and emotional homes we inhabit in a lifetime. From local legends to national stars, join Zal- Kanga Parabia, David Stavanger, Anne-Marie Te Whiu, Maddie Godfrey, Allan Boyd, Tineke Van Der Eeken, Hessom Razavi, Asha Kiani, Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and Zainab Syed for a night of poetry that builds from solo performances to rapid-fire rhythms and ends with the intimacy of a soulful third round.

Mt Lawley Art Framers and Gallery, 477 Beaufort St, Highgate
Round 1: 6 – 6.45pm
Round 2: 7.15 – 8pm
Round 3: 8.30 – 9.15pm

MARY STREET BAKERY – RAMANAYA – AN EPIC TALE IN THREE ACTS

Ramayana is an ancient Hindu epic that follows prince Rama's quest to rescue his beloved wife Sita from the clutches of Ravana the ten-headed demon. With the help of an army of monkeys, Rama’s journey thrills and entices. It may be an old story but at Lit Crawl it gets a new twist.

See the main characters brought to life in an extravaganza that includes dance, music and poetry, and features young performers from Temple of Fine Arts. Three sessions, three acts, three cultures, three story-telling genres.

Please note limited accessibility into venue.

Mary Street Bakery, 507 Beaufort St, Highgate
Round 1: 6 – 6.45pm
Round 2: 7.15 – 8pm
Round 3: 8.30 – 9.15pm

DAINTY DOWAGER – BOXING DAZE – TALES FROM THE RING

The Young Women’s Boxing Club is a game-changing Perth initiative that is empowering a new generation of bad-ass young women. It’s a community-based movement that packs a serious punch.

Join three fabulous story tellers as they tell a story about learning to deliver a TKO.

Dainty Dowager, 564 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley
Round 1: 6 – 6.45pm
Round 2: 7.15 – 8pm
Round 3: 8.30 – 9.15pm

 

Event Date(s)

  • Thursday 20th February 2020

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