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Emerging Writers’ Festival: Sam George-Allen on Literary Sexting: Scum Mag & Online Sex Writing

Today’s young writers may be the first generation whose sex education has been largely informed by online pornography. While much has been written about how this increased exposure to pornography might affect how they think about and engage in sex, the consequences for the new wave of emerging literature have yet to be explored.

How do you write about sex in an already sexualised world? Sam George-Allen is a Brisbane writer, musician and co-founding editor of online literary journal Scum. In this lunchtime rant, she analyses the literary merit of the sext, the performative nature of sex online and erotic fan fiction.


Lunchbox/Soapbox

We love exploring ideas at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every Thursday lunchtime we hand the microphone over to the great thinkers, dreamers and orators of our time.

With a dazzling range of passionate speakers and unusual topics, our soapbox provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening stories you won’t hear elsewhere. This is the most memorable lunch break you’ll have all week.

If you’re in need of sustenance of body as well as mind, the MOAT lunch cart will be serving delicious $10 lunchboxes in the performance space from 12.20pm.

Who?

Portrait of Sam George-Allen

Sam George-Allen

Sam George-Allen is a Brisbane writer, musician, and co-founding editor of online literary journal Scum.

Lunchbox / Soapbox

We love exploring ideas at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every Thursday lunchtime we hand the microphone over to the great thinkers, dreamers and orators of our time.

With a dazzling range of passionate speakers and unusual topics, our soapbox provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening stories you won’t hear elsewhere. This is the most memorable lunch break you’ll have all week.

If you’re in need of sustenance of body as well as mind, the MOAT lunch cart will be serving delicious $10 lunchboxes in the Performance Space from 12.20pm.

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