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The Ritual of Reading in Bed – Rosanna Stevens


Reading in bed is an important night-time ritual that helps lots of us transition from a state of wakefulness (thinking about the five million things we didn’t get to) to one of rest.

The ‘Ritual of Reading in Bed’ is a series of short and sweet Sunday night readings by writers and performers held inside Creative Room 105. Grab a drink from the bar and pile on in to the room for a bedtime story. The author for this event is Rosanna Stevens.

Delve into the messy world of trying too hard, writing about climate change, and entertaining dying relatives with a taster of a longer work in progress. Rosanna’s reading is hilariously honest, unapologetically intense, welcoming and conclusive about how we live fully when we learn all things must end.

This is a free event but pre-booking is essential.


Rosanna Stevens

Rosanna Stevens is a nonfictionalist, humourist, and musician whose publication credits include The Toast, The Lifted Brow, The Second City, The Griffith Review and The Believer. She has charmed audiences with readings at Story Club, and festivals and launches across the nation. She is also this year’s Anne Edgeworth Fellow. Rosanna is due to finish a PhD at Australian National University in two to three decades. She can tell you about her thesis in a prizewinning three minutes, but surprisingly novelty cheques do not maketh the graduation cap.

When:Sunday 28 May, 6PM - 6:30PM
Where:Creative Room 105, Hotel Hotel
Cost:Free but booking is essential
Go:Book here

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