You can now listen to my award winning spoken word poem on the Melbourne Spoken Word website. https://melbournespokenword.com/2021-xyz-prize-winner-megan-j-riedls-single-white-female/
Let's Talk Peace, Ballarat asked me to create a video of the poem Fallout, and it's now available to watch online! Created in collaboration with local filmmaker Sam McColl, from Green Eggs and Ham Productions, the video was funded by the City of Ballarat Community Impact Grants, auspiced by Ballarat Arts Alive. Let's Talk Peace … Continue reading Fallout video premieres
I was very chuffed to be interviewed by the delightful Silvia Canton Rondoni from the new Pandemic Poetry Podcast, based in Canberra. I performed No Pockets and chatted about how the poem came to be, and about my spoken word practice in general. You can now listen to the episode on Spotify.
I’ve taken out the Queenland Poetry Arts Queensland 2021 XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word!! I’m so proud of myself and glad the judge Anisa Nanduala saw the time, effort and creativity that I put into my poem mash-up Single White Female. This entry was by far the most creative of all 31 poems. … Continue reading QLD Poetry Prize Win
It’s here! My first ever chapbook is hot of the press and you can get a copy! Featuring all your faves including Water It, No Pockets and Cartographers of Othering, I go into battle with nothing but my pen in this collection of poems which weave the personal and political into fighting words, asking for … Continue reading Mightier is here!
It's finally here! The video for No Pockets is now live on my vimeo, website and instagram! My thanks to Ballarat Arts Foundation for funding the project and for Michelle Dunn Photography for the amazing filming & editing. I think you will agree it was worth it! https://player.vimeo.com/video/519415184
Three pandemic poems have been published by Melbourne Writers Group in their annual anthology and you can buy a copy! This year the anthology is entitled Lockdown: Melbourne Writers' Group and Friends Respond to Isolation in 2020 and it features a collection of 25 short stories and poems by 18 Victorian writers responding to the … Continue reading Pandemic Poems Published in Lockdown Anthology
My brand new video of my poem 'Circuit Work' is a finalist in the Queensland Poetry Festival's Film & Poetry Challenge. While I didn't win any of the major prizes, there is still a chance for me to win the people’s choice, worth $650. In order for that to happen, you have to VOTE! I … Continue reading ‘Circuit Work’ Video a QPF Film & Poetry Challenge Finalist – VOTE NOW
I have a short story featuring in the Immigration Museum's upcoming exhibition, "Becoming You: An Incomplete Guide". The Museum will be open to the public from Monday 16th November. The story, entitled Behind The Frosted Glass Door, charts the different paths from childhood to adolescence taken by myself and my sister. It was originally written … Continue reading Short Story Exhibited at Immigration Museum