Sunday 26 August 
2.00 PM

The Gasometer Hotel 
484 Smith St, Collingwood, VIC 

Sick leave is a reading series hosted around the place. Vol 2 will feature readings from Ashleigh Young, Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle, Stephen Pham, Lachy Mckenzie and John Hand.

Ashleigh Young is the author of the poetry collection Magnificent Moon (Victoria University Press, 2012) and the essay collection Can You Tolerate This? (VUP / Giramondo Books, 2017), which won a Windham-Campbell Prize in 2017. She has a new poetry collection forthcoming. She lives in Wellington, NZ and works as an editor at Victoria University Press.

Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle is the author of Autobiography of a Marguerite (Hue & Cry Press, 2014). Her work can also be found in Cordite, Turbine, and sometimes on Instagram: @zarahbm

Stephen Pham is a Vietnamese-Australian writer from Cabramatta. He has been published in Sydney Review of Books, Meanjin, and Griffith Review. Stephen received the 2018 NSW Writer’s Fellowship to commence work on his debut manuscript Vietnamatta. He is currently undertaking a Hot Desk Fellowship at the Wheeler Centre.

Lachy Mckenzie is a writer from Melbourne. He is fiction editor at The Lifted Brow and subeditor at MUSEUM magazine.

John Hand grew up in Bendigo and now writes poetry instead.

Drinks at bar prices, snacks (maybe).

This event takes place on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

This event is not a wheelchair accessible event.