Radio Laria with Misbah Wolf and Ria Kealey Wednesday 2nd November

This November, Radio Laria brings you two exciting and intriguing features: Misbah Wolf and Ria Kealey.  Misbah wowed us back in 2018 reading from her book Rooftops in Karachi and we cannot wait for them to share their new works, including poetry from her book Carapace. Ria Kealey is a talented, emerging poetry who won the 2022 Sydney Road Writer’s Cup.  Tickets are $10 (full) or $5 (concession) and are available from:

We will also have tickets on the door.
Doors open 7pm and the live poetry kicks off at 7:30.

We are also really looking forward to the open mic where poets, storytellers and writers of all kinds are encouraged to share their work. All genders are welcome to read, sign up on the night, 10 slots available and 5 minute limit. The audience is very supportive and we welcome new readers. Come along and join this warm, vibrant poetry community and don’t forget about Open Studio’s yummy crepes!

Misbah Wolf

Misbah Wolf lives on unceded Wurundjeri land. This cat has had two prose books published by Vagabond press–Rooftops in Karachi and this year Carapace. Their work has been highly commended in poetry awards including the Wesley Michel Wright Prize and the Shapcott. She has been published through Mascara, Peril, Cordite, APJ, Red Room poetry, and most recently through Overland 245. Misbah has also performed in DIY bands since the early 2000s in Brisvegas, and worked with the most brilliant scoundrels, thieves and musos. New work is coming out soon in Cordite’s November issue, and just recently in an anthology ‘ Admissions: voices within Mental Health’. Misbah also received a 2022 Creative Victoria grant exploring conversations between the occult, pagan philosophy and Abrahamic religions. She is currently working on an almighty beautiful heretical book.

Ria Kealey

Ria Kealey (they/them) is a trans poet, artist, and editor currently engaged in a tumultuous love affair with language. After growing up on Anaiwan land in NSW, Ria moved to Naarm/Melbourne and found a home in the live poetry scene. They are the Sydney Road Writer’s Cup winner for 2022, and their work has been published in Pure Nowhere and Soul Sighs. You can find Ria at @saint.sebastian222 on instagram, where they’re usually thinking about intimate rituals and old gods.