Search

Search our website

Members
Sign In

HELPING WRITERS REALISE THEIR
CREATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL DREAMS

Event Registration

Join us for a rousing opening event with multi-disciplinary artist and screenwriter Vidya Rajan, as she talks about hustle culture in the arts and how to survive it, followed by a conversation on the realities of being a working writer, screenwriter and comic, hosted by Writers SA CEO Jessica Alice.


 

Vidya Rajan is a comedian and writer for tv and theatre whose "gift for absurdist comedy has led to a career spanning everything from avant-garde internet performance to mainstream theatre" says The Saturday Paper's Vyshnavee Wijekumar. Rajan also recently featured in the main cast for Aunty Donna’s new show Morning Brown and earned an AWGIE nomination for her sketches on SBS’s The Feed.

Rajan will open the festival with a rousing speech about hustle culture in the arts and how to survive it, bringing her comedic wit and array of experiences with her to the podium in this not-to-be-missed night of camaraderie and truth.

The opening event includes a keynote from Vidya Rajan followed by a conversation on the realities of being a working writer, screenwriter and comic, hosted by Writers SA CEO Jessica Alice.

 

See more samples of Vidya's hilarity on Youtube and Facebook

 

An initiative of the City of Adelaide delivered in partnership with Writers SA


See the full program here

About Vidya Rajan

Vidya Rajan is a multi-disciplinary artist, regularly working across screenwriting, live performance, comedy and digital space. She is a graduate of the VCA and a former writer-in-residence at the Malthouse Theatre. She has been a recipient of the Wheeler Centre's Hot Desk Fellowship, Melbourne Director's Lab, SBS' Digital Originals program and Screen Australia's Developing the Developer Initiative.

She has recently worked as a writer and performer on projects for Darwin Festival, ABC Comedy, ABC Kids, SBS, Channel 10, Red Stitch, Amazon Prime, Audible, Griffin Theatre, Belvoir, Malthouse, and The Blue Room. Her work has also appeared in Runway, APJ, McSweeney's, Liminal, Cordite and Running Dog amongst others.

Recently, her scripts for The Feed SBS were nominated for an AWGIE and her interactive digital performance project In Search of Lost Scroll won Best Experimental Artwork at the Melbourne Fringe. You can follow Vidya on IG and Twitter - @vidyarrrr

 


Venue: Adelaide City Library, 3 Rundle Place, 77 Rundle Mall, Adelaide

This event is free but registrations are essential.

 

Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to discuss accessibility, if you are Deaf and require an Auslan interpreter, or if you have registered but need to cancel your registration if you can no longer attend. Places are strictly limited to venue capacity.

 

 

  • Starts: November 25th, 2022 6:00 PM
  • Finishes: November 25th, 2022 7:00 PM

Registration Details

Registration for this event ended on November 25th, 2022 4:00 PM