I’m thrilled to say I’m appearing at the Emerging Writers’ Festival again this year! I’m participating in ‘Pop Topics’, a panel discussion on popular culture. It’s part of the main conference section of the festival (the National Writers’ Conference) and should be loads of fun, especially for me, since I’ll be able to publicly proclaim the merits of genre fiction and pop music. Tix are $45/$55 – expensive, but you get access to all the conference events that day (list here). The festival has a great program with stacks of incredible Aussie writers.
If you want to come along, please do, and support emerging writers in Australia! Here are the details:
“I have come here to chew bubblegum and talk about pop culture. And I’m all out of bubblegum!” What is it about pop culture that inspires us? These writers are no snobs and take the power of pop as serious as can be. Featuring Patrick Lenton, Julia Tulloh Harper and James Robert Douglas.
‘Pop Topics’ at the National Writers’ Conference
2pm, Sunday 1st June
Yarra Room, Melbourne Town Hall
Rad news! I’ve been asked to do one of my favourite things: rant about television, in public, at a bar. The gig is the “TV night in”, hosted by Kill Your Darlings, as part of the Emerging Writers’ Festival. Here’s the official blurb (full link here):
People who love TV consume programs vehemently and discuss fervently, yet there are few avenues for writers to critically engage with television as a central focus. From recappers to ‘shippers’, spoilers to distribution streams, this event will consider the different ways television is (and isn’t) being written about.
Featuring: KYD’s Stephanie Van Schilt and regular contributors Luke Ryan, Mel Campbell, Rochelle Siemienowicz and Julia Tulloh Harper.Come along!
It’s Tues 28th May, 9pm, at Thousand Pound Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne. And it’s FREE!
In other news…I updated my writing section. Okbye.