Bad Diaries Salon, Melbourne, 10 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 of three salons, one each in Port Fairy, in Geelong, and at Buck Mulligan’s in Melbourne.

Bad Diaries Salons features writers reading, to a theme, from their diaries and other unpublished juvenilia.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 Buck Mulligan’s, Melbourne

Join us at Buck Mulligan’s Whiskey Bar and Bookshop on Tuesday 10 July for a salon with a theme inspired by the venue: INFLUENCED. The five writers reading at Buck’s are Tania Chandler, Sarah Krasnostein, Bram Presser, Jenny Ackland and Tracy Farr.

This is a free event, no tickets required, so just rock up and settle in for an evening of literary so-bad-it’s-goodness.

Bad Diaries Salon

When: 6.30–9pm (readings from 7pm), Tuesday 10 July 2018

Where: Buck Mulligan’s Whiskey Bar + Bookshop, 217 High Street, Northcote, Melbourne

Tickets: Entry is free.

More details on Facebook.