Poetry with Loran Steinberg & Anke aka Frog.Sand.Glass. Wed 2nd March: Now Indoors

Girls on Key returns bringing poetry from the multi-talented Anke (aka Frog.Sand.Glass.) and the awesome Loran Steinberg. We will also be showing Anke’s fantastic poetry animations.

Capacity is limited so get in early to secure your place. Tickets are $10 full or $5 concession for the live show and are available from:

We are Livestreaming! It’s our first, so hopefully it will go smoothly…

Open Studio is at 204 High Street, Northcote (VIC 3070).

Doors open at 07:00 and the poetry will kick off at 07:30.

We are planning to live stream the event so if you can’t make it to Open Studio then keep following for more info. The live stream will be free. Event includes an open section with all genders welcome to read and sign up on the night.

Anke was originally meant to be performing in February, but had to postpone. We’ve also changed from being an outside to an inside gig. If anyone whose bought a ticket is not comfortable with that, let us know at and we can give you a refund.

Artwork by Frog.Sand.Glass.

Loran Steinberg is a poet/storyteller based in Footscray. Her voice has been called ‘quiet and compelling’.

Loran’s work has appeared in Page 17, Unusual Work, and on radio 3CR’s Spoken Word program. She was co-creator of Sloth Arts, convenor of Poetry @ The Night Heron, producer of Footscray Found & Sound, and co-creator of Temporary Adults (Butterfly Club, 2017).

Loran’s recent collection of poems and stories Bits & Pieces is available on Kindle…/dp/B09NHR6W4Z

Loran Steinberg

Anke as illustrates stories, poems and events, using sand and an old-school overhead projector. She is based in Melbourne, Australia and has worked throughout Australia as a performer, facilitator and artist. You can find images and video at

While in Melbourne, she has run storytelling and illustration workshops for young people in the Oakleigh library, presented children’s stories for the Merlynston community and responded to spoken-word poetry presentations using sand art. She completed a residency at a café in Brunswick, responding with images to the work of musicians and creating participatory opportunities for diners. Anke used her projector to create a variety of images and encourage conversations regarding refugee issues at a Speak Out event at Federation Square.

She is also half of the musical duo ‘Awkward Strangers’, who are performing at this year’s Melbourne Ukulele Festival in Northcote at the Wesley Anne.

Previously, Anke spent seven years working with Crossroad Arts – a small, dynamic not-for-profit multi-arts company located in Mackay, as professional artist, performer and facilitator as well as stage-manager and administrator. She composed the music for the Moranbah Lullabies project as well as performing; and performing in the plays Finding Ithaca and The Street of Teapots as actor and puppeteer. Anke presented the one woman show Nik-Nak-Schabernack, telling unusual stories from the Brothers Grimm using both German and English, for the Mackay Festival of Arts in 2009.

While in the Solomon Islands on a professional volunteer assignment for Australian Volunteers International, Anke directed the 2018 end of year production, which included a choir of 300 students.

Anke’s parents met in a circus. She has been told this explains a lot.

Artwork by Frong.Sand.Glass.