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Subbed In: A literararary reading

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

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Join us for an evening of readings showcasing the incisive ideas and literary prowess of:

Marlee Silva

Sniz Rite

Claire Cao

Susie Anderson

Michael Sun

Susannah Jack

Jared Richards

Kenji Khozoei

Jonathan Dunk

Hannah & Emma Jenkins

When: Saturday 9 February, 6:00-8:30pm

Where: Freda’s, 107-109 Regent Street, Chippendale, Sydney, Australia 2008

Free entry

Drinks and food available.

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

Books & zines: We’ll be selling books and zines by local and interstate comrades.


Marlee Silva is a 23 year old Kamilaroi and Dunghutti woman from Cronulla, south of Sydney. She is a consultant for Indigenous specialist agency Cox Inall Ridgeway and runs a social media campaign to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women called Tiddas 4 Tiddas. She likes dogs, long walks on the beach and writes mostly about culture and the First Nation female experience.

Sniz Rite is a nurse living and working in Western Sydney.

Claire Cao is a 21-year-old aspiring fantasy writer and avid soup dumpling-lover from south-west Sydney. You can check out her work in Voiceworks, The Lifted Brow, Co-Curious’ Behind Closed Doors program and the upcoming anthology Sweatshop Women. She also tweets (a lot) @clairexinwen.

Susie Anderson is a writer who lives in Sydney with a handsome dog named Tony Brown. Her writing has appeared in various online and print journals, yet that hasn't made writing bios any easier. Good luck to one and all.

Susannah Jack is an Aquarius w a Capricorn stellium / An amorphous solid w a constellation of aggressively crystalline inclusions / Fiscally charged by the full moon / Chaotic evil feminist / 0 publications in the established media markets / Which probably means you shouldn’t listen to anything they say.

Jared Richards is a staff writer at Junkee, focusing on music. He’s also been published in The Guardian, Swampland and other places, and was incredibly active on the Gamespot AU forums when he was a pre-teen.

Kenji Khozoei is no longer a student of any institution and has therefore run out of ways out of writing a bio. For now, they live and sleep on Dharug land, 2148.

Michael Sun is a writer and designer from Sydney who loves beautiful dogs and ugly fonts. He writes mainly on the intersection between pop culture, race, and queerness, and he’s been published in VICE, Overland, Junkee, and Hello Mr (RIP). Currently, he’s trying to remember the username of the One Direction fan Instagram he managed at the age of 15. If you know it, tweet it to him @mlchaelsun.

Hannah & Emma Jenkins (team reading 😎)

Emma is a smart person cosplaying as a stupid person for one full calendar year.

Hannah has bested poetry on all battlefields except one: the live reading.

Jonathan Dunk is the Kenneth Reed Postgraduate Scholar at the University of Sydney, where he teaches literature and critical theory. His scholarship, fiction and poetry have been published in a wide range of national and international journals including Textual Practice, JASAL, Tripwire, Meanjin, Southerly, Overland, Cordite, Australian Poetry, and the Australian Book Review. He has been shortlisted for the Overland Victoria University prize, and awarded the A.D. Hope prize. He lives on Wangal country.

Subbed In takes place on the stolen land and waterways of the Gadigal Wangal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our warmest respects to elders past, present and emerging and extend solidarity to all First Nations people. Sovereignty never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

Access: Access to the venue is at street level and inside is a wide flat area. Access to Down / Under Space where the reading will take place is down a flight of stairs. If you require assistance with access or if you know somebody attending who requires assistance please get in touch:

Community: 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!


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Artwork by Paula Abul