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Witchcraft & Women: Violet Desires, Violent Bodies


Witchcraft & Women: Violet Desires, Violent Bodies

Witchcraft & Women: Violet Desires, Violent BodiesReading by Marylyn Tan & Tania De Rozario__________________________________________________________________Wicked women, magic spells and ghostly revenge - join Marylyn Tan and Tania De Rozario (back from the far-flung reaches of the exotic Canada) for a night of poetry and conversation that will whet your tastes for folkloric females and fearsome femininity. Come be tantalised and galvanised.Marylyn will be reading poems from Gaze Back (Ethos Books, 2018) and Tania will be giving a preview of her much-awaited manuscript-in-progress, Death Wears A Dress. One night only - if you miss it, you miss it! A thousand thanks to the Hive Carpenter for generously sponsoring their beautiful rooftop bar for the evening. Also, please RSVP to win a copy of GAZE BACK and Body Boundaries in our giveaway. Rogue feminists, lovers of all things otherworldly, people who feel deeply this mortal coil: join us.__________________________________________________________________


Marylyn Tan is interested in addressing the queer feminine body, existence in liminal spaces, the parameters of interaction whether public or personal, and the conditions of alienation and marginalisation in her work. She is a linguistics graduate, poet, and visual and performance artist who has performed at the Singapore Biennale, the Singapore Writers Festival, SPEAK., and so on. She has also been featured in various print anthologies, such as Rollercoasters and Bedsheets, A Luxury We Must Afford and Inheritance | The Anthology. Her first title, GAZE BACK (Ethos Books, 2018), concerns itself with witchcraft and queer female bodies.

Tania De Rozario is a writer and visual artist engaged with issues of gender, sexuality, home, memory and horror. She is the author of And The Walls Come Crumbling Down and Tender Delirium (Math Paper Press, 2016 & 2013). Her visual and written work have been showcased internationally in cities such as London, New York, Moscow, San Francisco and Amsterdam, and she has been published in journals such as Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner Online, Blu Lyra Review and Margin: The Asian American Writers Workshop Journal. Tania is also the co-founder of EtiquetteSG - its most recent work includes the development and facilitation of art and writing workshops focused on issues of gender-based violence.

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