Lock down your calendar: one of Melbourne’s oldest, grimiest, most eclectic and beer-drenched literary institutions (that’s us) is having a warehouse launch party, and you’re invited.
Join us from 7pm on Friday 10 November at BIGBANG Studio in Northcote for a true GDS-style launch: a northern suburbs warehouse party with cheap hooch, jaffles and psychedelic projections, right on the edge of the Merri Creek. Brace for beautiful destruction, dystopic beekeeping, spoken word and an evening of bangers provided courtesy of DJ (and GDS alumnus) Sean M. Whelan. Performances start at 8.30pm, including an unmissable spoken word performance from Fury, reading their ace poem from the pages of #38, alongside Rafael SW and Sue-Ann Chan.
A mere $20 secures entry, a copy of our latest anthology and a free drink (nab future drinks for a recommended donation of $2 each). There’s beer thanks to Hawkers, cider courtesy of Hills Cider and fine wines all the way from the Grampians by Story Wines and Mountainside Wines. Jaffles from TOASTA & Co will be on hand to satisfy whatever hunger discount beer doesn’t fix.
Edited by Matt Harnett and Megan Anderson and designed by More Studio, GDS#38 features the talent of 30 up-and-coming and established artists, including: NZ poetry superstar Hera Lindsay Bird; provocative political powerhouse Sam Wallman; local boy made good Wayne Marshall; GDS regulars Una Cruickshank and Rafael SW; an international collaboration with the UK’s Dean Atta and Ben Connors; and two dozen more writers, poets and artists. Not to mention secret codes, digital diversions and spoken word. It’s going to be a big one.
BIGBANG Studio is a wheelchair accessible venue. If you have any particular access requirements let us know – we want you there.