Megan J Riedl goes into battle with nothing but her pen in this collection of poems which weave the personal and political into fighting words, asking for a better future.
MY LONELINESS IS AFRAID OF THE DARK
Empty houses, hungry hearts, the pain of having nowhere to give your love and the lingering hope that one day you will. Megan J Riedl meets her loneliness head on in this collection of poems and short stories on life, loss, love & Lockdown.
the heart revealed
With the fuel of quiet rage and radical self-love, Megan J Riedl gives a guided tour through her dangerously hetero-normative life to date. Powerfully vulnerable and unapologetically feminist, The Heart Revealed invites introspection as it charts a course through desperate young love and identity-smashing motherhood, to the heartbreak of divorce and its phoenix-like aftermath.
little gigs in funny places with amie Brûlée
Poet Megan J Riedl & Songstress Amie Brûlée are bringing their unique brand of creative camaraderie to some unconventional surroundings in your town. They’ll sing great songs, read great poems, tell interesting tales, ask creative questions and have a whole lot of fun with you. Can you find them?
odes to my lunch
Odes to love will be transformed into hilarious dedications to your favourite midday meal as spoken word poet Megan J Riedl invites local musical friends spice up your lunchtime with a side of passionate poetry and seductive serenades.
spoken word feature
Add spoken word to your open mic or live music line up, or create a point of difference to a VIP event, gallery opening, or celebration. A feature set of original spoken word by Megan, delivered in her powerful and compelling style.
spoken word showcase
Megan will create a line-up of awesome spoken word performers to blaze a fire of words and passion cross your stage.
From a spoken word poem for a marketing campaign, a creative call to action focusing the social justice issue close to your heart, to a celebratory poem for your loved one, Megan can whip words into shape to fit your brief.
Megan’s play writing explores themes of identity, belonging, truth and power, highlighting issues of social justice. She is interested in real people’s secret lives and untold histories would love to weave a dramatic version of your story.
From monologues and one-man shows to full length productions with multi-age casts of over a dozen people, Megan has experience in creating beautiful worlds of stylised realism for the stage with a collaborative approach to theatrical direction.
Contact Megan to enquire about production of any of her play scripts, or publication and/or performance of any of her poems.
Artist bios, values statements, copy for your website. Contact Megan to translate your ideas about your creative practice into something snappy you can use to promote yourself.
Bringing both a playwright and a director’s eye to your work-in-progress, Megan can offer general feedback, help shape your script into a production-ready piece or gather actors and an audience for a table reading or staged reading.
write here, write now
A guided creative writing workshop designed to get the creative juices flowing in a fun, pressure-free environment. Writing exercises, prompts and creative group activities to overcome the terror of the blank page and experiment with new forms and themes.
short play in a day
Get that awesome idea for a play out of your head and onto paper! Choose an idea to work through the writing process and have a concept sketch, a narrative outline and some scene content created by the end of the workshop.
slam your poetry
Gain confidence when presenting poetry aloud. Use your original writing and explore structure, dynamics and rhythm in the delivery of your text and learn techniques to engage your audience. Optional extra: this workshop can culminate in an open mic event.
the director’s toolkit
Build your skills in theatrical direction. Create your own vision of a play from the script, employing a process of dramaturgy and design. Plan your production from audition to opening night.
participatory community projects
i know what you did…
Mirroring Megan’s practice of personal therapy via poetry, this project invites people to share their experiences – positive, negative and neutral – by way of an anonymous confession. The submissions are crafted into an interactive digital poem, which allows readers to follow a choose-your-own adventure style path into a number of possible endings.
IN DEVELOPMENT… COMING SOON
Within every library, there is another ghost library, filled with innumerate stories untold. A beautiful leather-bound notebook sits on an upcycled vintage bureau, ready to collect untold stories from curious passers-by. Then, enter into the nether-world of the Ghost Library for story time, as the Librarian brings the untold stories to life.
spoken word open mic
Light up your local stage with spoken word. You choose the venue and invite a willing crowd of budding poets, and Megan will bring the good vibes as host of your very own Spoken Word Open Mic event. Optional extra of a feature set by Megan.
Weave together poetry, stories, performance to create something magical about your community, for your community.
I am open for bookings from August 2022 onward.
Contact me to start a conversation about how we could work together or to request a quote.