Experimental: Carly Findlay & Sarah Stivens


Wed Mar 22 2023 at 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm


State Library Victoria | Melbourne, VI

Honour the power of friendship, words, and wearing whatever you want, whenever you want in this spoken word event.
About this Event

Like all millennial writer friendships, Carly Findlay and Sarah Stivens met on Twitter. They bonded over three things:

  1. Their love of words
  2. Disability representation in literature, and
  3. ‘Toddler-chic’ clothing

What better way to celebrate this than with spoken word?

In this light-hearted performance, spend the evening with Carly and Sarah as they honour the power of friendship, words, and wearing whatever you want, whenever you want.

This creative performance will leave you thinking for days.

About Experimental

Immerse yourself in the unconventional with a showcase of Melbourne’s fringe arts scene. Join us for a series of intimate performances from local icons and up-and-coming voices inside the Library’s exhibition, The Rest Is Up To You, celebrating 40 years of Melbourne Fringe.

In partnership with the Metro Tunnel Creative Program, the weekly shows push the boundaries of performance and explore new ideas. Book your seat now!

About Carly Findlay

Carly Findlay is a writer, speaker, and appearance activist. She’s published a memoir called Say Hello and edited the highly acclaimed anthology Growing Up Disabled in Australia. Her work has also appeared in Vogue, CNN, The Age and on the ABC website, radio, and TV.  She’s passionate about access and inclusion in the arts.  Carly is also the Access Advisor at Melbourne Fringe.

About Sarah Stivens

Sarah Stivens is a poet, writer, and editor living on Boon Wurrung/Bunurong land. Her words have appeared in Cordite, Australian Poetry Journal, Baby Teeth Journal, Catalyst, and other outlets. She was the ASA/Ray Koppe Varuna fellow for 2022 and is a current Writers Victoria Writeability fellow. She writes about mental illness, disability, and rural identities. When not writing, you'll probably find her swearing at her sewing machine or kissing her cat's chin.  

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Where is it happening?

State Library Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Australia

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Host or Publisher State Library of Victoria

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