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Nerding Out About Harry Potter at the Melbourne Writers Festival

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.

Gabbing About Podcasts at the Wheeler Centre

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.

In Conversation with Chris Kraus

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.

Cats, Casseroles and Controversy On Radio National

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’.

Talking Robot Longreads at the Wheeler Centre

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.

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.