Liminal Poetry
Nights & Events

Writing: A Liminal Art
at Melbourne Writers Festival
September 2, 2019

Writing transforms experience into knowledge and emotion into wisdom. Four writers – Eunice Andrada, Manisha Anjali, Jamie Marina Lau, and Bella Li – showcase their works and discuss the craft of writing as an art of metamorphosis. Curated and hosted by Leah Jing McIntosh.

A creative collaboration with the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre.

Photography by Hashem McAdam


Pencilled In: The LIMINAL edition
August 13, 2019

To ‘pencil something in’ is to insist on an instability. Plans made cautiously; the ground you stand on is not stable. To exist in a ‘liminal state’ is much the same: an existence at the edge, or between two things.

To celebrate the LIMINAL guest-edited issue of Pencilled In, we hosted a launch as part of Writers Victoria’s 2019 Season at the Writers Victoria library.

Featuring performances by Rachel Ang, Madison Griffiths, Sumudu Samarawickrama, Cher Tan.

Photography by Hashem McAdam


EWF x LIMINAL: Interstital
June 27, 2019

Salman Rushdie notes that the diasporic identity is “plural and partial” – sometimes we straddle two cultures, and other times, we fall between two stools. What does it mean to be both? What could it mean to stand on the hyphen that connects and separates; to build a self within interstitial space?

Working with the Emerging Writers Festival, I produced a night to explore this idea through poetry, prose and comics.

Featuring Rachel Ang, Heather Joan Day, Peo Michie, Darlene Silva Soberano and Jessie Tu.

Photography by Hashem McAdam


Liminal Issue #1 Launch at Loop Project Space
March 21, 2019

To launch our first print issue and to celebrate our second birthday, I produced the LIMINAL issue #1 launch at Loop Project Space.

The event featured a live set by Rainbow Chan, DJs Yeo and flowerboy 卓颖贤, and writers Adolfo Aranjuez, Eugenia Flynn, Elizabeth Flux and Melanie Cheng. A free event created to celebrate our community, with our community.

Buy a copy of our first issue here.

Photography by Anne Moffat


LUCKY at Mapping Melbourne Festival
December 8, 2018

Lucky like a star. Lucky like a golden dime. The luckiest penny in the well, all is well, oh well. Get lucky, stay lucky, good luck! Lucky like rubbing a statue’s belly, like the number 8. Lucky like a clover, plucked like a daisy, lucky like a flower in the concrete. Honk twice if you’re lucky, like a rabbit with its tiny feet still attached, like finding a wishbone, or a plastic waving cat.

As part of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Mapping Melbourne Festival, I produced LUCKY, a night of poetry and music.

The event featured poets Non Chalant, Madison Griffiths, Chi Tran, Jennifer Nguyen, Heather Joan Day, Tanya Ali, and Manisha Anjali, and musicians Rainbow Chan, Tracey Chen, AIYA and SAL.

Photography by Anne Moffat


Liminal Presents at Signal Arts
January 18, 2018

As part of the Inaugural Signal Young Creatives Lab, I co-curated and produced Liminal Presents, a night for poetry, art, music and dance.

The event featured artists Roj Amedi, Madison Griffiths, Thanh Hằng Phạm, Adolfo Aranjuez, Neil Morris, Eugenia Flynn, Elizabeth Flux, DJ Small Fry, Non Chalant, Mike Eleven, Lee Lai, Lachy Siui and Pey Chi. 

For Liminal Presents, I edited A Third Space, a limited-edition zine, comprised of interviews with our artists.  

Photography by Anne Moffat