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

Poetry in Sydney

4 June: Kirli Saunders / Jex Lopez

Poet and author extraordinaire Kirli Saunders meets the haunting theatrical music of Jex Lopez! Stories, poems and the skeleton waltz. This night will also be the Sydney welcome for Kirli's poetry collection Kindred (just published with Magabala Books).

Tickets online and at door, scaled for equality: $10 / $15 / $20
Ticketing tier info 

OPEN MIC at 7:30
FEATURE ACTS from 8:30

Open mic welcomes you to share a poem or story! Whether it's through words, song, or rhyme: the stage is there to be shared. Sign up on the night, 3 MINUTE slots.


Word in Hand has a 'safer spaces' policy, which means that performers and audiences are respected and given space to tell their stories. We're telling stories on the land of the Gadigal and Wangal peoples of the Eora nation: with respect to Elders, and acknowledging that sovereignty never ceded.

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Artist Info

Kirli Saunders


Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai woman, residing on Dharawal Country. She is an international children’s author, poet and emerging playwright. Kirli manages Poetry in First Languages at Red Room Poetry. In 2019, you can find her at Enough Said Poetry Slam, NT Writers Festival, Queensland Poetry Festival and Sydney Writers' Festival.

Jex Lopez


Artist and storyteller based on Bundjalung country in the Northern Rivers of NSW, Jex Lopez Music creates quirky, dark yet inspirational tales with her piano, laptop and haunting powerhouse voice. She sings about spaceships, queer utopic planets, roadkill and well dressed skeletons that want to marry. Her intelligent, irreverent lyrics explore social themes against a backdrop of theatrical music of a Latin bent. 

Photo by Denise Alison.