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Words, Writing & Performance

This category includes events that are all about words, writing and performance. This includes poetry, spoken word, storytelling, literature events, book launches and more.

Friday 1 March 2024 A Contemporary Asian Australian Performance production

Lost in Shanghai

Written by Jane Hutcheon

Throughout her adventurous journalism career, one story has intrigued Jane Hutcheon more than any other: the story of her mother Beatrice’s turbulent childhood in pre-Communist Shanghai. It’s the tale of an ordinary Eurasian family in extraordinary times, set against a backdrop of fading colonial opulence and looming war.

Thursday 23 May 2024 BMEC Education 2024

Sharp Short Story

Humans have been sharing stories with one another for forever. The kind of stories we have told have taken many forms full of imagination and creativity. As storytelling is a performance, Sharp Short Story aims to encourage not only the writing of new stories but also the theatrical presentation of those stories. Suitable for Stages 3 – 6.

Wednesday 29 May 2024 BMEC Education 2024

Sharp Short Theatre

Regional Heat

A short play competition for under 18s, suitable for Stages 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Plays must be 10 minutes or under and can come from any theatrical genre, giving the students a chance to play to their strengths, speak their minds, and let their imaginations run wild!

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