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, Cate Kennedy, Luke McGregor, and Ellen van Neerven read their missives to the person who looks back at them in the mirror.

Update to previously advertised information: Vicki Laveau-Harvie is no longer appearing in this event, and will be replaced by Cate Kennedy.


1 hour

Available on Pass


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.

Cate Kennedy is the author of several books of poetry and prose including The Taste of River Water - New and Selected Poems and the novel The World Beneath.  She is best known for her short stories, and both her collections, Dark Roots and Like a House on Fire, are currently on the Victorian VCE syllabus.

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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