AT THIS YEAR’S Sydney Writers Festival, The Red Room Company transported readers
through a free event that (literally) explored poetry and place. Artistic Director Johanna
Featherstone was tour guide on The Disappearing Walking Tour, where she uncovered
Sydney’s hidden poetic currents and vanishing histories.
Four celebrated Australian poets – Martin Harrison, Astrid Lorange, Lorna Munro and Sydney hip
hop duo Horrorshow’s Nick Bryant-Smith – met participants throughout The Rocks,
reading new poems composed especially for the project. Experts from The Historic
Houses Trust will also be on hand to divulge a few of the city’s secrets.
The Disappearing Walking Tour is part of The Disappearing, a new app for iPhone, iPad and Android that (literally) explores poetry and place.