Bad Diaries Salon, Geelong, 11 July

Bad Diaries Salon was established mid-2017 with a call out from Jenny Ackland on Twitter – were there any writers who still had their old, bad teenage diaries, and would they be prepared to read them live? The response was overwhelming. Result: four salons were held in 2017, and Bad Diaries Salon is back with a Winter 2018 series this July.

Bad Diaries Salons features writers reading, to a theme, from their diaries and other unpublished juvenilia. Each salon is a unique combination of theme and readers, a performance that is raw, unedited, original and candid: the written word, rediscovered and shared.

There are more salons in the works, too, co-curated by Jenny Ackland and me. Follow Bad Diaries Salon on Twitter (@BadDiariesSalon) or Facebook, or check my Bad Diaries Salon posts.

Bad Diaries Salon Geelong

For this Bad Diaries Salon, the theme is #FIRST, and six published authors will read for ten minutes each from their early, unedited works. Featuring Robert Gott (The Port Fairy Murders), Rosalie Ham (The Dressmaker), Tracy Farr (The Hope Fault), Jock Serong (The Rules of Backyard Cricket), Angela Savage (The Dying Beach) and Leah Kaminsky (The Waiting Room) and moderated by Jenny Ackland (Little Gods).

Bad Diaries Salon

When: 6.30–8.30pm, Wednesday 11 July 2018

Where: Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Tickets: $30pp, includes light refreshments; book here

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Geelong Regional Libraries website

Poster by Robert Lukins