Srsly?! Comedy and Poetry with Vidya Rajan


from 18 Aug 2021 - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost: Free

Join comedian and multidisciplinary artist, Vidya Rajan, in exploring the intersections of comedy and poetry.

About this event

Celebrate Poetry Month 2021 with a workshop led by comedian, poet and multidisciplinary artist Vidya Rajan.

In this workshop, we'll look at some crossovers between writing poetry and writing comedy including the rhythms of humour, satirical politics and point of view, absurdist impulses and how the poet's performing body can fit into it all. We'll also look at the internet and inter-art spaces as platforms where these artforms can cross-pollinate and challenge each other. We'll probably do some silly little exercises along the way too.

Presented in partnership with EVERYBODY NOW!

How to access the workshop

The workshop will be held live online via Zoom . You'll receive the workshop access link to your email inbox a few days prior to the event.

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Date: Wed 11 August
Time: 7-9pm AEST (duration 120 minutes)
Poet: Vidya Rajan
Cost: suggested $10.00 donation (with funds supporting Poetry Month and Red Room Poetry)
Bookings: Essential (limited to 50 places)
All are welcome to attend

About our host

Vidya Rajan is a cross-disciplinary artist. She has been a recipient of the Wheeler Centre's Hot Desk Fellowship, Melbourne Festival's Director's Lab Program, Screen Australia's Developing the Developer Initiative and Film Victoria’s Plot Twist Games Writing workshop. She has recently worked as a writer and performer with ABC Comedy, SBS, Theatreworks, Artshouse, Audible, Griffin Theatre and The Blue Room. Her work has also appeared in APJ, McSweeney's, Liminal, Cordite and Running Dog amongst others. She is a former writer-in-residence at the Malthouse Theatre, and is currently under commission on a number of screen, stage, and digital/multi-artform projects.

Workshop FAQs

Do I need to turn my video on?
We'd love to see your faces to make this a more interactive session. However, you are more than welcome to turn off your video if you prefer!

Will my microphone be on?
Your microphone will be muted on joining the workshop, but you can use the live chat feature to communicate with Eunice and the other participants during the session.

Can I ask questions throughout?
There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout the session via the live chat. Your mic may also be unmuted from time-to-time if you wish to speak.

If you have any issues accessing the workshop, please make sure you have joined via the link provided to your inbox on the day. If you have any further problems, please contact Amelia at and she will do her best to assist.

Discover more
This workshop is presented by Red Room Poetry as part of Poetry Month (1-31 August 2021). with support from the Australian Council for the Arts, Create NSW, Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and the City of Sydney. Poetry Month is a new initiative designed to increase the profile of Australian poetry, poets and publishers.