Browse the comics section, grab a drink and switch your phone to airplane mode (shhhh it’s a library). Then sit back and enjoy the work of some of the best graphic storytellers from Sydney and beyond.
City of Sydney Library presents Read to me, fresh from their year-long storytelling residency at Knox St Bar. Over 3 Tuesdays, join local cartoonists, writers, photographers, illustrators, comedians, musicians and radio makers for a night of graphic storytelling like no other.
Sharing stories about identity, family and place, no genre is out of bounds for our storytellers. You’ll see and hear everything from autobiography, fantasy, science fiction, journalism and much more.
Tuesday 12 November
To kick off the series, we’ve got a fantastic line up including Paul McDermott from the Doug Anthony Allstars, telling stories about identity. He’ll be joined illustrators Elin Andersson and Claudia Akole, cartoonist Pat Grant, artist Samuel Luke and author Natalia Zajaz. Reserve ticket
Tuesday 19 November
Telling tales about place, hear from Police and Justice Museum curator and crime fiction author Peter Doyle and Vanessa Berry, author of Mirror Sydney. Other performers include cartoonists Eleri Harris and Jin Lau, graphic novelist Joshua Santospirito and storytellers from All The Best Radio documentary show. Reserve ticket
Tuesday 26 November
Join author Ceridwen Dovey, Eliza Bell and artists from the Refugee Art Project to hear stories about family. Animator Marieka Walsh, illustrator Illana Bodenstein, cartoonist Marc Pearson and artist Fionn McCabe will also be joining them on the stage. Reserve ticket
Sharing stories layered with pathos and humour that emerge from marrying voice and image, Read to me is a truly immersive event. You won’t want to miss this intimate and unique storytelling experience.
It’s on a Tuesday, what’s the worst that can happen?
Suitable for ages 18 years and over. Bookings recommended as places are limited.
Supported by All The Best Radio