Synthetic Heat Reading Series 2.1

Synthetic Heat

Event Date: 
17 April 2019
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Synthetic Heat Reading Series 2.1

Join writers Mandy Ord, Oliver Reeson, Nadia Niaz, Jessica Knight, Manisha Anjali, Becca Varcoe, Adam Curley, and Sophie Allan at West Space Gallery, April 17, 6—9p.m. for the first event of the second season of Synthetic Heat.

Synthetic Heat is an evening of performed poetry, prose, and graphic storytelling. The series centres on nonfiction, which can be understood as writing that is tied closely and referentially to the flesh-world our limbs are entangled in. Or, as Maggie Nelson’s describes it: ‘interesting prose that bears witness to fact, life, and the problematics of having a body in spacetime.’

Co-curated by Melbourne writers and artists Eloise Grills and Ellena Savage, Synthetic Heat throws into relief some of the most invigorating ideas-based lyric storytelling that is emerging from the outside the usual literary establishments.