Night owls, this is for you. Late nights with the lights down low are the perfect place to meet your new mates and see some fresh lit.
A stellar showcase of artists who have found connection – and a home – online. Celebrating electronic lit and online communities, this multidisciplinary performance will feature videos, live readings and experimental digital works. Live streamed for those who can’t make it along IRL.
With Manisha Anjali (Inhabit Journal), Bad Nudes, Heather Day, Fresh and Fruity, Eloise Grills, Emma Marie Jones, and Mimo Mukii. Hosted by Miles Campisi.
Manisha Anjali is a Melbourne-based poet and performer. She is the author of Sugar Kane Woman, a collection of poems about the dreams and hallucinations of exiled Indo-Fijian women. Her work has also appeared in Seizure, Mascara Literary Review, Blackmail Press, IKA Journal and Lor Journal.
BAD NUDES Magazine is a quarterly print and web literary magazine founded in 2016 by Thomas Molander and Fawn Parker. The magazine publishes new and exciting work from emerging and established writers all over the globe.
Heather Joan Day is a writer, filmmaker, and musician. Her short form memoir and poetry has been published online and in print and can be found in Scum Mag, Going Down Swinging, The Lifted Brow, and Plaything Magazine, among others. She co-writes and directs a web series with her brother called “Everything’s Going To Be Fine” (available on YouTube) and plays drums in the band, Fine Hearts.
Fresh and Fruity is an indigenous collective based in Aotearoa. Founded in ?tepoti as a physical space in 2014 it now exists entirely online and is run by Hana Pera Aoake (Tainui, Ng?ti Raukawa) and Mya Morrison-Middleton(Ng?i Tahu). Fresh and Fruity’s work spans performance, writing, interventions, video, merchandise and curating. Fresh and Fruity’s work has been shown and published across Aotearoa, as well as in Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. Fresh and Fruity is a sexy new look designed to slowly smash the neocolonial heteropatriarchy one sarcastic hashtag at a time #workbitch #livelaughlove
Eloise Grills is a Melbourne-based comics artist, essayist, zine-maker and poet who tries to throw all her eggs into her overstuffed creative basket. Her illustrations, comics, poetry, photographs and essays has been published widely, most recently in IBIS House, Meanjin, The Lifted Brow, The Spinoff and Queen Mob’s Teahouse. She edits memoir for Scum Magazine. She tweets and grams from @grillzoid, and uses Patreon to cover her ‘extravagant lifestyle’: patreon.com/grillzoid/
Emma Marie Jones is a Melbourne-based writer, 2015 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow and 2016 Felix Meyer Scholar. She is the author of Something To Be Tiptoed Around, a work shortlisted for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers in 2015 and due for release by Grattan Street Press in 2018. Emma’s work can be found in journals The Lifted Brow, Meanjin, Seizure and others. She is currently working on her first novel.
Mimo Mukii is a media producer, working with short films, web series, words and screens. This year she launched I SEE YOU (@decolonisingscreens), a social media platform where she showcases and discusses black screen media. She is also the Co-Director of Girls On Film Festival and a lover of trash TV. Her work explores themes of identity, intersectional feminism, representation and decolonisation.
Miles Campisi is a Melbourne-based writer and comedian. He has hosted events at The Emerging Writers’ Festival, The Urban Writing House, Loop Bar and more. He has published art criticism for galleries including First Site and Nicholas Projects.
Inhabit Journal is dedicated to publishing the ekphrastic poetry and prose of writers in collaboration with Melbourne-based art exhibition. Our aim is to encourage relationships and dialogues between writers and visual artists. Each issue partners writers with visual artists from an art exhibition where writers are encouraged to use artworks and conversations with artists and curators to inform their poetry and prose. Inhabit was founded in 2016 by Kiara Lindsay, and is now co-edited by long time collaborator and friend, Bridget Gilmartin