12 writers, 6 minutes eachPresented by Hares & Hyenas
Duration: 2 hours
With over 30 past incarnations at festivals including Midsumma, Melbourne Writers, Next Wave, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, World Gay Games 2002, Darebin Writers and Melbourne Fringe, Rapid Fire is the longest running spoken word event at the Hare Hole and one of its most popular. Join us as we present 12 writers with 6 minutes each to win the hearts and minds of the audience in one of the most engaging spoken word events on the cultural calendar.
It has been the early proving ground for many of our best-known local writers and remains a great place for established writers to hone their skill and edit their work to the demanding 6-minute limit.
Rapid Fire's recipe for success is simple: give 12 writers 6 minutes each, draw the order from a hat and ensure that merciless technicians are on hand to turn off the microphone if readers go over time. This formula provides the perfect platform for writers to refine, condense and edit a story, while providing ample time to display their literary brilliance. It is a win for writers and audiences alike.
The 2018 Rapid Fire line-up of Hare Hole favourites and Rapid Fire virgins includes: Helchild, Nicholas G Frank, Roshelle Fong, Kylie Supski, Queenie Bon Bon, Marlee Jane Ward, Nevo Zizin, Chalise van Wyngaardt, Laura Dettori Deriu, ReVerse Butcher, Alison Evans and Amanda Marx.
From published authors trying out spoken word to veteran spoken word artists, expect some of your favourite Rapid Fire readers alongside a batch of fresh faces.