Black, No Sugar is a series of dark and craftily written short stories by Carole Kelly. Readers compare her work to the writing of Margaret Atwood, Laurell K Hamilton and Stephen King, with a touch of American Gothic included. Carole’s light touch, seduces the reader into her world with suspended disbelief… until they’re immersed into the darkness. Currently, a series of small fundraising events are taking place to complete a project where each story will be individually published in text and released as a podcast. All the works will then be combined as an anthology and as an audiobook. BMEC Local Stages is pleased to be able to support this new project which is being created in the Central West.


Join us for performed readings of two short and dark stories by Carole Kelly.

The first story is Food is Love – a love affair based on a shared passion for food that leads to something darker. This will be narrated by Bryan Cutts actor and director / producer for Black, No Sugar.

The second dark tale is After the Storm about Seth whose beachcombing has unexpected results after a storm lashes the Irish coast. The very special guest reading this story is Shane Porteous, Australian star and Silver Logie Award Winner who is best remembered as the character Dr. Elliot in the television drama series A Country Practice. 

Entry is by donation to the project with a suggested minimum donation of $20 and maximum gift $5000. This project is part of the Australian Cultural Fund’s Boost initiative… every dollar that you contribute, will be matched by the ACF to the tune of $5000. Help us raise the budget to engage voice-over talent and an audio engineer, hire studio time, and commission a composer / musician for a Black, No Sugar title track. Tax deductible donations are accepted on the Australian Cultural Fund’s portal

This event takes the project ever closer to the end of the long fund-raising road. Your help in bringing Carole’s Black, No Sugar stories to life is greatly appreciated.

Find out more about Black, No Sugar on the website.

Event and Ticket Details

Wheelchair Access
Dates & Times

23/06/2024 02:00pm - 03:00pm


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