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In Conversation with Chris Kraus

I’m appearing in conversation with US-based writer and critic Chris Kraus (of I Love Dick fame) at The Wheeler Centre on Tuesday 23 May, 2017, discussing first-person feminism and the boundaries between life and art.

Independent Publishing Conference 2016

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.

Slinging Puns at the Wheeler Centre

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.

Talking Girls On Screen at ACMI

On Friday 14 October, 2016, I spoke on a Wheeler Centre panel at ACMI, titled YAS KWEEN: Girls on Screen, hosted by comedian Judith Lucy and featuring writers and performers Jessica Knight, Billie Tumarkin and Candy Bowers.

Talking High-Heeled Politics On Radio National

I recorded an episode of ABC Radio National Drive’s regular segment, ‘The Drawing Room’, about the politics of stilettos, alongside host Patricia Karvelas and the University of Melbourne’s Dr Catherine Kovesi.

Writing The Undead at Melbourne Writers Festival

At the 2016 Melbourne Writers Festival, I was pretty excited to be chairing a panel discussion with author Justin Cronin and showrunner Tony Ayres about how to write undead characters that transcend the familiar tropes of vampires and zombies.

Vintage Love at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

On Saturday, 30 July 2016, I gave a public talk at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum in Lilydale, based on my book Out of Shape, about why we love vintage fashion!

Advising Emerging Writers at Narre Warren Library

The City of Casey, in Melbourne’s outer south-east, invited me to give a free talk at the Narre Warren Library at 1:30pm on Saturday 4 June, 2016. Addressed to emerging writers, my talk focused on how to get writing published.

Talking Fembots and Feminism at Arts Futures

On Tuesday, 15 March 2016, as part of the City of Melbourne’s Arts Futures program, I spoke at a panel event called Fembots and Feminism: Who Creates Digital Intelligence?

Joining the Critics Forum on 702 ABC Sydney

On Tuesday 23 February, 2016, at 5:30pm, I popped in to the Critics Forum at 702 ABC Radio Sydney with Richard Glover. As the visiting film critic, I talked about faith and movie magic in Hail, Caesar! and Risen.