Fringe 2017: A Call for Readers!

Calling writers, artists, performers, creative types, thinkers, and anyone with something to contribute! The Hearth will be presenting two nights of readings as part of the Adelaide Fringe in March 2017. These two nights will be based around different, though complimentary, themes. We are inviting you to submit a 250-word pitch on either the theme of :

           — EARTHLY DELIGHTS —                 or                 — MYSTERIES & WONDERS —

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We welcome very wide interpretations on these themes and encourage experimental forms of performance/writing/life narrative/creative nonfiction/fiction/poetry, etc.

To get some thoughts going, we propose the following list of ideas and interpretations:

—Earthly Delights—

Bodies/embodiment, food, gluttony, materialism, consumerism, the natural world, paradise/the fall, Eden, pleasure, sex, the senses, indulgence, sin, beauty, ecology and environmentalism, desire, beasts and animals, the uncanny, earthliness

—Mysteries & Wonders—

The fantastic, mystical things, grotesque, the sublime, mythologies, the carnivalesque, magic, creatures, underworld, noir, true crime, unsolved mysteries, folk tales, urban legends, ghosts and the supernatural, strange histories, the unexplained, the extraordinary, spirituality, miracles

Each reader will have a 15 minute slot to present both a reading and a short commentary on their piece (we like 10 minutes for your piece and 5 minutes for commentary, but we’re flexible if you have another way you want to do it).

Please  email us  a 250-word pitch (a rough outline of what you want to present), and 50-word bio (feel free to include a link to your blog or website if you have one) by Friday 6th January 2017. Deadline extended to Friday the 20th January 2017.

Email  hearthcollective@gmail.com  with either “Mysteries and Wonders Pitch” OR “Earthly Delights Pitch” in the subject line, and your pitch and bio in the body of the email.

Please feel free to send any questions our way, we’d love to hear from you.

Alicia, Emma, Lauren & Melanie
—The Hearth Collective.

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