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March 21, 2015

It’s here!

By the time you read this, we hope you’ve been able to get along to something at Noted.

Already, we’ve had haunting story-telling at a graveyard, a Skywhale-inspired piece by Beige Brown at BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! v Feminartsy, a poetry workshop with Paul Magee and a rollicking (and at times disturbing) adventure with Ted No.

If you’re thinking, ‘But wait, I didn’t even realise there was a writers festival in Canberra! I’m going to eat my way through FOMO by stuffing myself with another packet of Twisties and weep salty cheese tears,’ DON’T FRET. Put down the Twisties. Yes, you.

There’s still two jam-packed days of Noted and You Are Here ahead.

For now, let us tell you what you’re doing tonight. You’re coming to Lit Hop, that’s what.

What’s Lit Hop? Part readings, part word games, part rowdy trivia with pop-up pit stops along the way, Lit Hop is a travelling one-night-only-kind-of-deal, jam-packed with artists.

You’ll start at the You Are Here Hubspace, The Record Store at 6pm for storytelling, then wander through civic to Lonsdale Street Roasters 23 by 7.30pm, then finish the evening with word games at the Hamlet at 8.30pm (take a look at the map below).

Still need convincing? Here are 5 things that’ll make you stop at Lit Hop:

  1. Stories from the talented Patrick Lenton and Emma Jones.
  2. Remember when we mentioned Beige Brown? She’ll be back with her brand of performative poetry again at the first stop of the Lit Hop.
  3. Tell your own story, walking, with Deb Cleland and Jeff Thompson. Along your path, you’ll also find #litchalk stories by Sarah St Vincent Welch and a moving tale courtesy of Jessica Stone.
  4. Try your hand at trivia (with prizes, thanks to Harry Hartog) with Rosanna Stevens, J.M Donellan, Jordan Morris and Tasnim Hossain. Yen Eriksen will be your host to keep you all in check.
  5. Heckle your favourite Lit Hop artists at rowdy word games with Raph Kabo.

And if you’re still looking for something to do afterwards, why not spend the night in CMAG?

Pack your pyjamas and we’ll see you at Lit Hop!

Farz Edraki, Noted Festival

Image: Yasmin Masri.