Please Laika Me

We’re thrilled to announce that subbed in is teaming up with City of Sydney and the National Young Writers’ Festival to bring a special NYWF satellite event to Sydney: Please Laika Me! Join us for a night of workshops, interactive installations and performances. Get some performance tips, generate new writing, test your material and meet other young writers from interstate. You can also make, sell and buy some zines. Plus it’s free! 

Where: Haymarket Library, 744 George St, Sydney 2000

When: Wednesday, September 27 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Tickets: Tickets are free but booking is essential. Book here. You can sign up on the night for the workshops and activities you want to participate in. Some have limited capacity, so places are on a first in best dressed basis.


Feature readers include Kiwi poet, Hera Lindsay Bird, who has developed a cult following, poet and co-founder of Bankstown Poetry Slam, Sara Mansour, and Melbourne-based poet and critic, Melody Paloma. They’ll be supported by 1-minute open mic spots in which punters can trial their workshop material.


Meet poets who create in the digital sphere and interact with their work. Featuring digital innovators Peter Wildman and Karen Lowry.


Learn zine-making from the best including seasoned pros Bastian Fox Phelan, Jesse Anderson and Shareeka Helaluddin. Plus snap up some zines for your collection or even sell your own.


Let’s Get Loud: Stacey Teague and Dan Hogan from Subbed In will provide emerging writers with a safe space to learn, discuss and practice the art of reading and performing their work in public.

Writing to Constraints: Join award-winning writers, Holly Isemonger and Dave Drayton, as they present a range of modes and methods for generating new writing and ideas.

This event takes place on the stolen land of First Nations People - the Cadigal Wangal people of the Eora Nation are the traditional custodians of the land. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge this land was never ceded, sold, or given up.

This drug and alcohol-free event is suitable for ages 16+. Performances may contain course language and adult concepts.

Haymarket Library is wheelchair friendly.

Facebook event for Please Laika Me is here.