On Tuesday 22 August, 2017, at 6pm at Cargo Hall, South Wharf, Melbourne, I’ll be in conversation with Toby Walsh to launch his book It’s Alive!: Artificial Intelligence from the Logic Piano to Killer Robots.
Despite a recent, devastating online re-Sorting from Gryffindor to Slytherin, I’ll be on a panel discussing the long cultural shadow of Harry Potter at a Melbourne Writers Festival panel event on Sunday 3 September, 2017, at ACMI.
On Tuesday 15 August, 2017, at Readings Carlton, I’m delighted to be discussing global cocktail culture with my debonair friend Chad Parkhill, to launch his book Around the World in 80 Cocktails.
This year at the Melbourne Writers Festival, my The Hot Guy co-author Anthony Morris and I will be talking about “Happy Endings” along with romance authors Maggie Alderson and Fiona Lowe. Our panel is at 4pm on Friday 1 September, 2017.
I was honoured to represent The Rereaders podcast in a convivial midday conversation at the Wheeler Centre on Tuesday 30 May, 2017, alongside visiting US critics Dana Stevens and Stephen Metcalf of Slate‘s Culture Gabfest.
I appeared in conversation with US-based writer and critic Chris Kraus (of I Love Dick fame) for The Wheeler Centre on Tuesday 23 May, 2017, discussing first-person feminism and the boundaries between life and art.
On Friday 19 May, 2017, I popped in to Radio National Drive for the ‘My Feed’ segment, discussing three social media topics: a Twitter cat in a sink; the difference between stews and casseroles; and Alex Tizon’s controversial essay ‘My Family’s Slave’.
On Thursday 27 April, 2017, I participated in the very first meeting of the Wheeler Centre’s Longform Society. Alongside host Sophie Cunningham, writer and broadcaster Jeff Sparrow, and ABC Melbourne radio host Rafael Epstein, I discussed selected essays and feature articles about my pet topic: ROBOTS.
I spoke at two discussion panels at the 2016 Independent Publishing Conference, a key professional development event for the publishing industry. The conference was held at the Wheeler Centre from 9-12 November, 2016.
I had a punderful time appearing in a comedy panel game show about puns at The Wheeler Centre, and hopefully proved myself wordy of this oppuntunity.