Festival Program



Sun 1 Sep, 2.30pm
RMIT Kaleide Theatre

Lauded Indian poet and dancer Tishani Doshi and UK poet and film-maker Jay Bernard weave together art and words, film and dance, power and vulnerability. The two will showcase their works in this performance special. Hosted by Jini Maxwell.


1 hour

Available on Pass


Session Artists

Jay Bernard is a writer, film programmer and diy archivist from London. Their work is multi-disciplinary, critical and queer. Jay won the Ted Hughes Award 2017 for Surge: Side A, a multi-media performance of their debut poetry collection Surge (Chatto and Windus, 2019).

Tishani Doshi is an award-winning poet, novelist and dancer. She has published six books of fiction and poetry. Her books include poetry collection Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods, which was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award, and a novel, Small Days and Nights, about a woman making her way alone in contemporary India.

Jini Maxwell is an arts worker, poet and writer with a particular interest in interactive work. They are based in Birraranga, where they co-edit quarterly attack journal The Lifted Brow.

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