This special event may sell out, so please book in advance.

An evening of high calibre performance poetry with Sean M Whelan and Ania Walwicz, plus open stage.

Friday 17 May 2019 at 7pm at Hares & Hyenas, 63 Johnston St, Fitzroy, Melbourne.

Sean M Whelan is a poet and playwright. He has published two books of poetry, Love is the New Hate and Tattooing the Surface of the Moon. His first play Everything: All The Time enjoyed a sold out season at the 2013 Melbourne Fringe Festival. All The Animals We Ate his second play was performed at the 2015 Melbourne Fringe. He also works extensively with musicians, most notably Isnod and The Interim Lovers. He has performed his work widely both nationally and overseas in the USA, Canada, Indonesia and New Zealand. In 2014 he was awarded a Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria. He is also a co-producer of the long held multi-arts event Liner Notes. He is currently working on a new collection of poetry and new recordings.

Ania Walwicz is a contemporary Australian poet and prose writer, and visual artist. Ania was born in Swidnica, Poland where she spent her childhood, before migrating to Australia in 1963. She attended the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in Melbourne. Her writing tends toward an impressionistic, stream of consciousness exploration of inner states. It also exploits ‘appropriative’ or ‘sampling’ techniques of production. Apart from publication in numerous anthologies, journals and several books her work has been performed by La Mama Theatre, the Sydney Chamber Choir and more recently set to music by ChamberMade. She has performed her work in France, Japan and Switzerland and currently teaches creative writing at RMIT in Melbourne.