Late Night Lit

Rob Waters, Sara Saleh, Miranda Darling + open mic spots! Hosted by Donné Restom

From 7pm
Thursday 30 May, 2024
Bar Toto, Ettalong Beach

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Late Night Lit: Thursday 30 May, 2024

Late Night Lit

Rob Waters, Sara Saleh, Miranda Darling + open mic spots! Hosted by Donné Restom

From 7pm
Thursday 30 May, 2024
Bar Toto, Ettalong Beach

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Program

7:00pm – 9:00pm

late-night-lit

Late Night Lit

$15 + booking fee (beverages and food optional extras)

Slip into the velvety low-light of Bar Toto with a trademark cocktail in hand and an open mind, and prepare to be startled and delighted in equal measure at Late Night Lit.

For this 2024 festival edition, we will be joined by the current reigning Australian Slam champ (and Coast local) Rob Waters, human rights activist Sara Saleh (The Flirtation of Girls), and literary novelist Miranda Darling (Thunderhead), alongside an array of open mic performers.

Don’t miss this much-loved evening of spoken word, poetry, literary readings and other revelations.

Please note: seating is unallocated. Umina Beach Book Nook will be the bookseller for the evening; please support the authors, purchase their books and have them signed at the event.

Late Night LitThursday 30 May
From 7pm
Bar Toto
83/189 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach
$15 + booking fee

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Speakers

Rob Waters

Rob Waters

Rob Waters is a Gomeroi man with deep cultural connections to the North West of NSW. He is the 2023 Australian Poetry Slam Champion, a proud father and grandfather and now lives with his partner on Darkinjung Country. Rob is a poet, storyteller, cultural educator and spoken word artist who has been performing and sharing Story for over 20 years.

Sara M Saleh

Sara M Saleh

Sara M Saleh is a writer/poet, human rights lawyer, and the daughter of Palestinian, Lebanese and Egyptian migrants. Her poems, essays and short stories have been published widely in English and Arabic. Her first novel Songs for the Dead and the Living (Affirm Press) and first full-length poetry collection The Flirtation of Girls/Ghazal el-Banat (UQP) were both released late 2023.

Sara won both the 2021 Peter Porter Poetry Prize and the 2020 Judith Wright Poetry Prize and she is the recipient of the inaugural Affirm fellowship for Sweatshop writers, a Neilma Sidney travel grant, Varuna writers residency, and Amant writers residency in New York, amongst other shortlistings and honours. Sara is based on Bidjigal land with her partner and their four furry children.

miranda-darling

Miranda Darling

Miranda Darling is a writer, poet, and co-founder of Vanishing Pictures. She read English and Modern Languages at Oxford then took a Masters in Strategic Studies and Defence from the ANU (GSSD). She became an adjunct scholar at a public policy think tank, specialising in non-traditional security threats. She has published both fiction and nonfiction; Thunderhead is her fifth book.

Partners

With thanks to our Program partner for Late Night Lit 2024, Word Travels.

Bar Toto

And our Venue Partner, Bar Toto Ettalong. This event is made possible through their unwavering support.