Events

UPCOMING

On 21 October 2018, I’ll be reading my work and running a workshop on memoir writing at She’ela Festival in Melbourne.

On 23rd October 2018, I’ll be speaking at La Trobe University Library’s Open Access Week event. The theme is ‘Designing equitable foundations for open knowledge’.

On 31 October 2018, I’ll be telling a story at Queerstories in Melbourne. You can buy tickets here.

On 9 November 2018, I am presenting at the conference ‘Talking ’bout iGeneration: Sexual citizenship among diverse sex, sexuality and gender youth’, on behalf of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society. The conference will take place at the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership and will be run by Family Planning Victoria, the Australian Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health, Queer Generations, Swinburne University and the University of Western Australia.

On 23 November 2018, I will be presenting at the Queer Legacies, New Solidarities conference, which is presented by Deakin University’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Research Network, the Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association, and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives. The conference will be held at Deakin University and the State Library of Victoria.

On 15 December 2018, I will be part of a panel called ‘Write like Jane’, as part of Austen Con at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre in Melbourne. Come along! There will be etiquette classes, elevenses, high tea, BBC miniseries and Regency-era dancing, cosplay and board games.

PAST

In October, I co-facilitated a workshop on writing about music for Banyule Council with writer Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen.

In September 2018, I read an excerpt from my essay ‘My Helmet’ at the launch of Living and loving in diversity: An anthology of Australian multicultural queer adventures, the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council’s book (Wakefield Press) at St Kilda Town Hall. I ran a writing workshop for LGBTIQA+ people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds at the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council’s National Conference, and I also chaired three panels as part of the ‘Inclusivity and getting it right’ stream. These panels were titled ‘Black and brown queers: Pushing back on the whiteness of multiculturalism’, ‘A stance of ‘not knowing” and ‘Unpacking whiteness in LGBTIQ inclusivity: The road to intersectionality’.

In September 2018, I presented at The Pleasure Research Agenda, an event run by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society and Family Planning Victoria.

I was a guest judge for the 2018 LGBTQ+ #SweekPride Writing Contest. The winners will be announced on 17 September 2018.

In July 2018, I ran a workshop on journalism and nonfiction writing for Banyule Council’s youth services writing group with author Madison Griffiths.

On 17 June 2018, I was a presenter on a panel titled ‘Out loud: LGBTQI+ experiences in the Jewish community’ at Yom Limmud at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

On 15 June 2018, I presented on behalf of the Australian Research in Sex, Health and Society at Pleasure and Health: A Colloquium at Flinders University in Adelaide.

In April 2018, I appeared on a panel about queer representation in popular culture for young adults with Rachel Chapman, Elaine Atwell and Amy Spalding at ClexaCon: A Media & Entertainment Convention for LGBTQ Women and Allies in Las Vegas, U.S.A.

In March 2018, I co-presented with Rachel Chapman at the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association‘s Annual Conference in Indianapolis, U.S.A.

On 30 November 2017, I read an excerpt of my memoir at Words on the Street, an event run by Darebin Writers Date, in Northcote, Melbourne.

On 15 November 2017, I was interviewed by Robbie Buck on ABC Radio Sydney about my article for Huffington Post.

On 11 November 2017, I presented at the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives’ 17th Australian Homosexual Histories Conference, held at the University of Adelaide.

On 8 October 2017, I was interviewed about my writing by Anthony Lekkas from Bent TV (Channel 31).

On 2 October 2017, I presented a guest lecture for RMIT University students who are completing an Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing. I was a guest writer/presenter for the Magazine Writing and Editing course.

On 17 and 24 September 2017, I performed at Church (Melbourne Fringe Festival) at Fringe Hub.

On 16 September 2017, I read an excerpt of my memoir at ‘YES: A fundraising, hoperaising performance party‘ organised by Mama Alto and Hares & Hyenas in Fitzroy.

On 21 August 2017, I appeared on Joy FM’s 21st Century Women.

In June 2017, I appeared at the Emerging Writers’ Festival in Melbourne on a panel about The Female Gaze.

In May and June 2017, my writing was exhibited in Going Down Swinging‘s cross-continental exhibition and publication Return Flight MEL>EDI. The exhibition was launched at the Atrium in Federation Square in Melbourne in May and at The Number Shop gallery in Edinburgh in June.

In December 2016, I presented my research on using creative nonfiction to promote young people’s wellbeing at the Youth, Health and Practical Justice Conference in Sydney, organised by the UNSW Practical Justice Initiative and the UTS Faculty of Health. I also co-presented an academic poster with Rachel Chapman, who is doing important research on educators’ understanding of gender in early childhood education and how this impacts on young children.

I’m October 2016, I performed a piece on sex and grief at Dirty Deeds: Flash Fiction at Hares & Hyenas in Fitzroy.

In August 2016, I was a panelist speaking at an event titled ‘Out at Work: Networking Forum for LGBTI+ and Allies’, which was run by the Australian Education Union.

In October 2015, I was an artist at the National Young Writers’ Festival in Newcastle. I chaired a panel on queer writing, and was part of a panel about memoir and the family.