Get curious about class and currency with Farah Farouque, Helen Razer and Esther Anatolitis. How do we reconcile personal and political principles with the glib practicalities of modern life?
We’ll consider alternative economies, class and elitism in the arts, and the market price of artistic integrity and truth-telling.
Join us for dinner (and drinks), with an entree of keynotes followed by an (actual) main course, and roundtable conversations between dinner guests and speakers.
Ever had something big to discuss, only to be told not to make a meal of it? Well! At this year’s Emerging Writers’ Festival, no subject is off the menu and three particularly complicated subjects are on it.
Swing by for a great meal (and a drink or two) as we tackle timeless dinner-table taboos with some of the sharpest thinkers we know. We’re talking sex, death and money. Dine out on that.
All Speakeasy meals are vegetarian, with vegan and gluten-free options available at point of booking.
Arrive at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
Presented in partnership with the Emerging Writers’ Festival 2018.
Incoming Editor of Meanjin Esther Anatolitis is one of Australia’s most influential advocates for arts and culture. She is Hon A/Prof at RMIT School of Art and a member of the National Gallery of Australia Governing Council. Across two decades Esther has led arts and media organisations across all... Read more
Farah Farouque shapes campaigns and public advocacy for the national anti-poverty group, the Brotherhood of St Laurence. Until 2012, she was a senior writer at the Age covering social and legal policy, politics and creative arts. Her journalism career for Fairfax took her to hotspots from the Canb... Read more
Helen Razer was a broadcaster and is now a writer. Her appointments in radio were at the Triple J national network and ABC Melbourne. Her books include A Short History of Stupid, co-authored with national affairs correspondent Bernard Keane, a 2015 work on the history of bad Western thought shortlis... Read more
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