Mira Chorik, Karen Law & Rosie Waters

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Mira Chorik

Mira Chorik is a songwriter who makes art. Her melancholy folk layers bitter-sweet poetry and warm-honey vocals to tell the unadorned story of the heart. Mira crafts live performance spaces that invite participation, emotional intimacy and audience connection. Performances include Anywhere Festival, Moreton Bay Food & Wine Festival, and Woodford Folk Festival. Mira also hosts the Songwriters Roundtable, a supportive space for songwriters to meet and hone the art of storytelling with words and music.



Karen Law

Karen Law is a songwriter, meditator, mother, tea-drinker, guitarist and optimist. She’s been writing songs for over thirty years beginning in the folk clubs of northern England before moving to Australia in 1995. She soon became known on the Australian festival circuit for her nomadic songs and travelling stories. She has now released four albums of original music and won multiple awards for her songs, including the Alistair Hulett Trophy in 2020 and a Tamworth Songwriters Association Award in 2022. Karen writes story songs about things that matter. These songs have a knack of leaving you feeling a little better, a little more hopeful than you were before.


Rosie Waters

Rosie Waters is a Gamilaroi woman and poetic storyteller living on Jinibara Country. Rosie’s entertaining and thought-provoking tales speak of personal and cultural healing, and they focus on the experiences of women and First Nations people. Rosie is an emerging poet who has drawn on her many years of performing music, theatre and dance to create her unique theatrical, musical, storybook-style of performance poetry. Her performances have been avidly received by audiences and fellow poets, and she was asked by nationally renowned poet, Irish Joe Lynch, to play support in his theatre show, Twelve of the Best, in 2022.


Performances at Anywhere Festival

Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we present Anywhere Festival, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, Turrbal and Yuggera Peoples. We wish to pay respect to their Elders - past, present and emerging - and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their stories continue to play.