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A calmer debate: is that what feminism needs?


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Breakfast Club is a platform that interrogates how the world and art collide.

Following a highly successful series at the Wheeler Centre during the 2012 Next Wave Festival, your early morning shot of artistic and intellectual insight is back. Every Wednesday morning for four weeks this June, we’ll explore different issues that stimulate our artists and creative thinkers as they develop new work.

We’re not interested in expert-led formats or a room full of people thinking the same things; we want big opinions, good discussion and personal stories. And coffee (that’s important). Each event runs for one hour, and will be punctuated by a series of provocations from artists, writers, thinkers and commentators. This discussion will include guests Zoey Dawson, Dylan Coleman and Ben McKenzie. Your host will be Emily Sexton.

The biennial Next Wave Festival will take place in May, 2014. The aim of this series is to get the artists (and audiences) thinking about the big questions.

Light breakfast by Yoghurt Culture and Small Batch coffee by donation.

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Stop, collaborate and listen. Follow #NWbclub to discuss Breakfast Club topics on Twitter (two ‘Live Scribes’ will be tweeting each event); subscribe to the brand new Breakfast Club podcast (via Soundcloud or iTunes) and catch up with blog posts at the Next Wave website.


Ben McKenzie

Writer/performer Ben McKenzie is best known as a comedian, specialising in science and geek culture. His works include one-act play A Record or an OBE, the improvised adventure show Dungeon Crawl, the Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour, live games such as The Curse and The Whispering Society with Pop Up P... Read more

Zoey Louise Moonbeam Dawson

Zoey Louise Moonbeam Dawson is a theatre-maker based in Melbourne. She writes and performs with the female theatre collective I’m Trying To Kiss You – in fact, a return season of their acclaimed show I Know There’s A Lot Of Noise Outside But You Have To Close Your Eyes will be at La Mama d... Read more

Dylan Coleman

Dylan Coleman is a Kokatha Aboriginal-Greek woman from the far west coast of South Australia. She is the award-winning author of Mazin Grace and has a PhD in creative writing from the University of Adelaide, where she teaches Indigenous health at Yaitya Purruna Indigenous Health Unit. Mazin Grace... Read more

Emily Sexton

Emily Sexton is a former Head of Programming for the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas. She was the recipient of a prestigious Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship in 2014. Previously, she was Artistic Director of Next Wave (2010–14), where her key achievements were a radical rethink of an ar... Read more


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