Rich seams of lit bubble up through the ground and at Cottonmouth we've got our picks at the ready. Get set for a geyser of oily fictions in June.
Hear poems from the masterful South African/Australian/Japanese-resident John Mateer, author of the recently published 'Elsewhere' collection as well as thinner volumes Loanwords, Barefoot Speech and Burning Swans (amongst others). Jimmy Jack (The Black Balloon) reads from his latest screenplay - a zombie rockumentary. Kate-Anna Williams delivers flash, palm-sized fictions. Braydon Harriss will tell some crime stories with a guitar. SalamandaStrong love dragons and trapdoors and cellophane lights. Gabrielle Everall, author of "Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys" will dive into the lush of her recent work. Patrick Pittman and Simon Cox will orate their fictions and poems.
Music bookends provided by Stina (robot waltzes to make you cry and kiss strangers).
Doors open at 7pm for open mic registration, with Stina kicking off the night at 8pm. $5.00 entry fee. Last month was a sell-out event, so be sure to get down early, as we all get very sad when he have to tell you that you can't come in.
Cottonmouth V takes place at the Rosemount's Bar 459, cnr. of Angove and Fitzgerald Streets on Thursday, June 12. Doors open at 7pm for open mic registration and the night kicks of with music by Stina at 8 pm. Bring us your zines, buttons and chapbooks, bring us your ears.