Festival Program


Love Letter to Myself

Sat 31 Aug, 5.30pm
SLV, Isabella Fraser Room

MWF19 artists pen and read new work paying tribute to something or someone close to their hearts in our A Love Letter to… series.

‘Self-love’ might be a breezy catchphrase about emotional wellbeing, but what does it feel like to write a love letter to yourself? Mama Alto, Vicki Laveau-Harvie, Luke McGregor, and Ellen van Neerven read their missives to the person who looks back at them in the mirror.


1 hour

Session code


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Session Artists

Mama Alto is a gender transcendent diva, cabaret artiste, jazz singer and community activist. She is a queer transgender person of colour who works with the radical potential of storytelling, strength in softness and power in vulnerability.

Vicki Laveau-Harvie's memoir, The Erratics, won the 2019 Stella Prize. The Erratics also won the 2018 Finch Memoir Prize and was shortlisted for the 2019 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

Luke McGregor is writer, actor, and one of Australia’s favourite comedians. He has performed at the Edinburgh Festival and Soho Theatre in London and at various festivals throughout Australia. Luke is the co-creator, co-writer and co-star of smash hit award-winning sitcom Rosehaven with Celia Pacquola for ABC TV.

Ellen van Neerven is a Mununjali Yugambeh writer from South East Queensland. Ellen's books include Heat and Light (UQP, 2014) and Comfort Food (UQP, 2016).

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