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Better Off
Said

Eulogies for the Living and the Dead

Better Off
Said

Better Off
Said

Better Off
Said

Better Off
Said

Better Off
Said

Better Off
Said

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From members of the team behind international literary phenomenon Women of Letters, Better Off Said: Eulogies for the Living and Dead is a spoken-word art salon celebrating words, stories, and human experiences.

Better Off Said is an afternoon of words it’s time to air; thoughts and reflections for the living and dead. Is there something you always wish you’d shouted aloud, someone still out there in the world waiting to hear an important message, a piece of history you feel your voice could have improved?  Now is the opportunity to leave no verbal stone unturned.  To find  closure. To sing truth from the rooftops before it’s too late.

On the afternoon of the first Sunday of each month, four guests will speak to the phrase "What I wish I’d said", and a special guest will deliver a Living Eulogy, to someone or some thing still of this Earth, to celebrate the best in our lives while we're here to hear it. There'll also be a musical performance to help make each salon special.

Presented by Emilie Zoey Baker and Marieke Hardy.

Upcoming dates

First Sunday of every month

2023 Season concludes August 6

Welcome

“There are times when we find ourselves caught up in spiral, overthinking those unsaid comments or responses that scream to be let out. Better Off Said is a platform to release these words in a composed and cathartic way. It may be a comeback line, a confession, revenge or even a compliment.” – Emilie Zoey Baker
 

“Humans often just accept that everything and everyone dies. We’ve curated a space where we can all reflect on love, loss, healing and letting go together. It’s a privilege to even be able to sit in this realm and ruminate. To listen and learn. I never want to take for granted life’s impermanence.” – Marieke Hardy

An album of some of the wonderful speakers and beautiful audiences we've enjoyed to date.

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Support

Better Off Said is proud to support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation by donating a portion of profits from our monthly salons. The ILF is a not-for-profit charity that respects the unique place of Australia's first people and draws on the expertise of the Australian book industry.

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Indigenous Literacy Foundation
PO Box 663
Broadway NSW 2007 Australia

(02) 9280 0644
www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au

Season passes!

New full-season and half-season passes now available

Half-season (3 shows) $110
 

Full 2023 season (6 shows) $207
 

Limited numbers available NOW from Moshtix

Last show for 2023

August 6

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Zan Rowe

Sunday, 6 August 2023,
5.30 - 7.30pm

Tickets: $40 + booking fee


Brunswick Ballroom
314 - 316 Sydney Road, Brunswick


TICKETS from Moshtix


2 hours with interval

Our last show for the 2023 season features poet and artist MANISHA ANJALI, actor DEBRA LAWRANCE, ABC Melbourne Drive host RAF EPSTEIN, iconic drag queen POLYFILLA and singer-songwriter CLARE BOWDITCH as they read original pieces responding to 'The Words I Wish I'd Said', before radio and television presenter ZAN ROWE delivers a 'Living Eulogy'. Music by CHARLIE NEEDS BRACES. Hosted by EMILIE ZOEY BAKER.

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Debra Lawrance

NAIDOC Week special

July 2

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Nayuka Gorrie

In July, we celebrate NAIDOC Week with a special First Nations show, featuring TV personality and educator SHELLEY WARE, activist and former Greens candidate SISSY AUSTIN, actor and star of Wentworth SHAREENA CLANTON and writer NAYUKA GORRIE as they read original pieces responding to 'The Words I Wish I'd Said', before singer-songwriter KUTCHA EDWARDS delivers a 'Living Eulogy'. Music by JIMMY KYLE (Chasing Ghosts). With special guest curator and host CELESTE LIDDLE.

Sunday, 2 July 2023,
5.30 - 7.30pm

Tickets: $40 + booking fee


Brunswick Ballroom
314 - 316 Sydney Road, Brunswick


TICKETS from Moshtix


2 hours with interval

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Kutcha Edwards

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