A Voice Appears in the Dark
You are sitting in a dimly lit theatre. A poet comes on stage and begins to read a poem while playing the harp. When they are done, another poet comes on and sets up a projector. As she reads a poem, she clicks through film photographs on a projector screen behind her. A writer then appears and starts telling you a story; at the conclusion, she starts to sing softly.
Come along to experience sounds, images, and words at this multi-disciplinary performance event, featuring Tina Huang, Bella Li, Coco Huang and Lou Garcia-Dolnik.
At Bankstown Arts Centre on Friday 13 October, 6.30pm for 7pm start.
This Boundless Festival 2023 event is run by Writing NSW, in partnership with Bankstown Arts Centre.
A Voice Appears in the Dark is curated by Tina Huang, one of our emerging curators for this year’s Boundless festival. Read about our 2023 curators.
The Boundless program gives emerging literary curators from First Nations or culturally diverse backgrounds the experience of programming an individual event in our 2023 event series. The festival will bring together established writers and emerging voices, giving space to writing in many forms.
Bella Li is the author of Argosy (2017), Lost Lake (2018), and Theory of Colours (2021), published by Vagabond Press. Her work has won the Victorian and NSW Premier’s awards for poetry and an ABDA award for book design.
Tina Huang is a Chinese Australian writer based in Sydney on Wangal land. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Meanjin, The Lifted Brow, Going Down Swinging, Cordite Poetry Review, Overland, and Peril. Tina is also a performance poet and was a 2021 NSW State Finalist in the Australian Poetry Slam. In addition to […]
Coco X. Huang (@cocoxhuang) is a Chinese-Australian writer, scientist and musician whose interdisciplinary hybrid works challenge and extend conventional forms. She is a Toolkits: Digital Storytelling (2023) and Citizen Writes (2019) alumna, has performed at the National Young Writers’ Festival (2023) and Sydney Festival (2021), was shortlisted for the Woollahra Digital Literary Award (2020) and […]
Lou Garcia-Dolnik is an emerging poet and editor working on unceded Gadigal land. Their work has been awarded second prize in Overland’s Judith Wright Poetry Prize (2019), a place on the shortlist for the 2020 Blake Prize, and an Academy of American Poets University Prize in 2021. A poetry editor for Voiceworks and recipient of […]
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