Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St, Sydney, New South Wales 2204, Australia

Poetry in Sydney

About Us

Word in Hand: Sharing stories to build community

Word in Hand is Sydney’s premier and most diverse performance and storytelling gig, the first Tuesday of every month at the Red Rattler in Marrickville. Expect to see poetry, rhyme, song, movement and more by artists from across the nation and the world. Their work will light a fire under your belly and in your heart. Our next show is here.

Creative Team

Host: Candy Royalle

Producers: Candy Royalle and Emma Rose

Podcaster: Amanda Cairns-Cowan

Website designer: Alex Taylor

Our rotating team of volunteers make this gig happen; 

thank you to all involved!


Venue Partner

The Red Rattler is a generous venue partner of Word in Hand and we gratefully credit their role in this gig. The Rat supports many grassroots ventures in the area and we’re proud to be part of their program.

Media Partner

Eastside Radio (89.7 FM) is our generous media partner, offering radio time and in-kind support. Thank you Eastside Radio, especially to Gavin at the late-night queer show Bibi & the Big Blue. Tune in to Eastside for our ticket giveaways, artist interviews and more!

Books Partner

With the help of Better Read Than Dead, we are able to supply poetry books for sale at our shows. This supports local poets and feature acts.