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Subbed In: it’s our 3rd birthday and we’ll cry if we want to

  • Freda's 107-109 Regent Street Chippendale, NSW, 2008 Australia (map)

Subbed In is turning 3! Come celebrate this aging and terrible toddler with a bumper reading event at Freda's. Subbed In has evolved a fair bit since that first fateful event in a sharehouse kitchen in 2015 and to sing in our 4th year of existence, we’re offering the literary prowess of:

Marcus Whale
Winnie Dunn
Susie Anderson
Merrila Babu John
Ellen O’Brien
Jonno Revanche
Annie Zhang
Michael Mohammed Ahmad
Patrick Lenton
Wendy Chen
Shirley Le
Deahne Lisa

Phoebe Chen

And closing out the evening will be a special performance by band and queer pop dreamboats, SPORTSBRA. Cool fact: Subbed In chapbook author, Allison Gallagher plays and writes songs in Sports Bra. Be sure to checkout their tunes on Sports Bra’s bandcamp, spotify, etc. 

Facebook event is here.

First and foremost, we acknowledge that this event takes place on the stolen land of the Gadigal Wangal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge this land was never ceded, sold, or given up. Always was and always will be Aboriginal land.

107-109 Regent Street, Chippendale, Sydney, Australia 2008

$5 - unwaged/student/concession
$10 - waged
Nobody turned away at the door.

Format of the eve:
5-6pm: Mini book & zine fair
6pm: Readers
6:40: Intermission
7pm: Readers
7:40pm: Intermission
8pm: Sports Bra
8:30: Party!

Drinks and food available.

The event is All Ages but minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Mini book & zine fair: 
We’ll be selling books, zines, and art by local and interstate comrades, including publications by Subbed In and SWEATSHOP.

Access to the venue is at street level and inside is a wide flat area. If you require assistance with access or have any questions please get in touch:

This is a safer spaces event and as such there is zero tolerance for inappropriate behaviour of any kind.

About Subbed In: 
Subbed In is an independent literary organisation and small press. Subbed In provides a platform to amplify underrepresented voices, facilitating grassroots support for young and emerging writers to achieve publication or performance. As well as running a regular reading series, Subbed In also publishes books and an online lit mag, Ibis House.

About Freda’s: 
Freda’s is a bar and creative space in Chippendale with a commitment to showcasing emerging artists, musicians & DJs.

See youse there!