Writers back with show about ‘wonderful, woeful’ digital age

A HEADY mix of empathy and injustice with a comical twist, Auburn Poets and Writers (APW) group will be featuring two shows, with the first on Friday, as part of the Sydney Writers Festival.

‘Living in the Air’ looks at the weird, wonderful and woeful ways our lives have been digitised – leaving many lamenting the old ways of doing things are now gone.
These include from getting our new car started, ordering gluttony online and running supermarkets’ self check-in services, to robots trying to impersonate humans and humans finding themselves becoming robotic – and helpless when the modern ways go wrong.
The show contains poetry that’s inspiring yet steeped in irony as well as fast-paced, humorous interactions, with all invited along for a laugh.
APW co ordinator Danny Gardner says that following ‘Living in the Air’ ($10 cash entry) on Friday, May 24, from 7.30pm, the group returns to Westwords Parramatta on Monday, May 27, from 6pm, to unveil its first anthology in five years, ‘Chameleon’.
“It’s dedicated to Willem Tibben, longtime APW member, who left us last year,” Danny said. “The book features Willem’s emblematic ‘Walking Parramatta’ and the work of 17 other members over the last three years and has been described as fearless in its approach.”
Book for ‘Living in the Air’ ($10 in cash at the door) via and simply turn up for ‘Chameleon’ to enjoy the presentation, indulge in refreshments and pick up a copy at the special launch price of $15.
Details: Danny, 0422 263 373.