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Writing Utopia: Poetics, Futurity & Friendship


Moving between performance and conversation, Andrew Brooks and Elena Gomez consider writing and reading as collaborative experiments.

About the Event

How does poetry register the transformation of time and space? Where does the poet begin and end? In this session, poets Andrew Brooks and Elena Gomez consider writing friendship and futurity, comradely love and joyous passion. Drawing from a process of reading and writing together over the past few months, this session will move between poetry reading and conversation. Together, they’ll consider writing and reading as collaborative experiments.


Presented in partnership with Liminal


Full $19
Concession $15
Pay What You Wish tickets are available for this event

75% of proceeds from Liminal Festival events will go towards future Liminal projects.


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About the Bookseller

The bookseller for this event is Amplify Bookstore.

About Liminal Festival

Bringing together some of the continent’s most talented writers, the Liminal Festival contemplates the language of our shared histories and future.

The Liminal Festival is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Liminal Festival


Andrew Brooks

Andrew Brooks is a Lecturer in the School of Arts & Media, UNSW, a co-director of the UNSW Media Futures Hub, a researcher in the UNSW Centre for Criminology, Law and Justice, a founding member of the Infrastructural Inequalities research network, a co-editor of the publishing collective ... Read more

Elena Gomez

Elena Gomez is the author of Admit the Joyous Passion of Revolt and Body of Work. She lives on unceded Wurundjeri country.


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