Events & Readings


The Poetry and Music Salon

with Omid Tofighian, Michelle D’Souza, Zeina Issa

What are some of the significant ways in which poetry (and literature) can address oppression, injustice and displacement? How does the artist  or writer engage with these concerns in their writing?

24 May 2019 @ The Poetry and Music Salon

Luke Fischer and Dalia Nassar’s home
North Bondi


Launch of The Grass Library

by David Brooks

Launched by Michelle D’Souza

Stanley St Gallery 
30th May 6 for 6.30 pm
RSVP: david brooks

Vegan food, all welcome


La Mama Poetica

4 June, 2019

Michelle D’Souza, TT.O., Matt Hetherington and Anna Forsyth.



2019 Greek Writers’ Festival

‘The Greek-Australian community is no longer an island. It needs to open-up and be a vital, relevant part of the broader cultural, political and literary dialogue. This writers’ festival is an ideal vehicle to inspire and foster such necessary discussions with culturally and linguistically diverse writers and performers from across the ethnic spectrum and across generations.’

29 May-9 June

The Greek Centre, Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

with George Mouratidis, Lucy Van, Bella Li, Tina Giannoukos, Pi O, Dmetri Kakmi, Maria Tumarkin, Chi Vu, Hoa Pham, Kent McCarter, Alice Pung, Vrasidis Karalis, and more …

details coming soon …



World Literatures and Global South Conference 23-25th August

For details see website

 University of Sydney

August 23rd My paper is “Bloomsbury’s Chinese gaze reversed” tbd at the China and the World panel with Nicholas Jose, Liu Shusen, Yongchun Cai

August 24th Mascara Global South Salon: A Reading and Performance with Mario Licon Cabrera, Anupama Pilbrow, Debbie Lim, Lachlan Brown, Christopher Cyrill, intro by Dimitra Harvey, convened by Dr Toby Fitch  Register here