Gossip makes the world go round, right? Why are we so attracted to knowing the secrets of others? Is there a greater purpose to gossip or is it just titillation?
Brisbane Writers Festival 2017
The Delights of Gossip
Peter Polites is a Greek-Australian writer from Bankstown. He is the Associate Director of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement and the editor of Ornaments from Two Countries, an anthology of LGBTIQ literature from Western Sydney and regional NSW. Peter’s short stories and essays have been published in Overland, Seizure, The Lifted Brow, Westside and The Big Black Thing. He is also the co-writer of the award-winning web-series, ILUVUBUT, http://iluvubut.tv/episodes/, and cowriter of Urban Theatre Projects’ production, Home Country, which premiered in the 2017 Sydney Festival. Peter’s debut novel, Down the Hume, was published by Hachette in 2017.
Catherine Lacey is the author of The Answers and Nobody is Ever Missing. She has won a Whiting Award, was a finalist for the NYPL's Young Lions Fiction Award, and named one of Granta Magazine's Best Young American Novelists. Her work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch & German.
Kevin Kwan is the author of the international bestsellers Crazy Rich Asians, soon to be a major motion picture, and China Rich Girlfriend. Born in Singapore, he has called New York’s West Village home since 1995.
Art, Sex & Rock’n’Roll are Arts Journalist Bec Mac’s favorite subjects! She has explored these topics as a commentator, provocative performance artist and producer whose work straddles broadcast media, performing arts, visual arts, and photography. An innovative thinker, Bec Mac has developed a highly successful model of community engagement through partnerships with multiple City Councils and Festivals including The City Of New York. Through this her ongoing project, LOVE TV, Bec Mac is a curator of cultural conversations working with communities in collective story telling. This enigmatic, fast thinking, dynamic host never fails to get her story. Bec Mac is the presenter of 4ZZZ radio’s premiere art show Friday Neon, the legendary live art show LOVE TV, and has just launched her new web series POPSART and writes a weekly feature in the AU Review.
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