Stella Maynard & Em Size

Stella Maynard is a non-fiction writer and (baby)poet who works and lives in Sydney. They were long listed for the 2018 Lifted Brow Prize for Experimental Non-Fiction, and are currently studying at the University of New South Wales. Em Size is an experimental non-fiction writer based in Sydney, currently interested in the infrastructures that shape the arts, relationships, sexuality and desire. She’s interested in modes of writing that develop in the commons, as part of a feedback loop of reading and writing– most of her writing in some way references the utopian, DIY politico-poetics of fanfiction. During the Firstdraft Writers Program in 2016-17, she began exploring the politics of the erotic and the erotics of the political through a critical erotic fanfic about her experience of gender politics at art school.

All Ears: A Listening Party

Frances Barrett

& Jessica Olivieri

By Stella Maynard & Em Size — 4 October, 2018

This text is the next instalment in RD’s feature series of paratextual responses, and is in dialogue with All Ears: A Listening Party—a Campbelltown Arts Centre project conceived by Frances Barrett and co–curated by Frances Barrett & Jessica Olivieri. All Ears invited audiences to attune themselves to the practice of queer listening and featured the…