Of the Night – A Call for Pitches!

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Calling writers, artists, performers, creative types, thinkers, and anyone with something to contribute! We are inviting you to submit a 250-word pitch for The Hearth’s next night of readings on the theme:

 —Of the Night—

Thursday, 26th of October at The Jade (160 Flinders St, Adelaide).


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


Night time is full of possibility. Often imagined as the domain of dark and unnatural creatures, night holds both the thrill and the terror of things that are feared. But it also opens doorways to behaviours and practices not acceptable in the light of day. Some things flourish in the darkness, others come under threat. We are looking for creative and innovative approaches to all things Of the Night!

Here are some keywords and phrases to get your thought-juices flowing:

Darkness, the rhythms of the natural world, stars, the moon, nocturnal, night life (dancing, drinking, fun), midnight, the witching hour, spirits, ghost stories, campfire tales, dreaming, sleeping, dark creatures, nightmares, night-time rituals, bed time, bedrooms, crimes, in hiding, day and night, liminal times like sunset and sunrise, folklore, the uncanny, mysticism, ghouls/vampires/werewolves (minus the clichés!).


Each reader will have a 10-12 minute slot to present both a reading and some commentary on their piece.

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, 8th September, 2017. Email hearthcollective@gmail.com  with “Of the Night Pitch” in the subject line, and your pitch and bio in the body of the email (no Word doc attachments please!).

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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