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Speakeasy: Sex

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Writers since time immemorial have connected food and sex. How could we resist?

For our second Speakeasy, we’ll get into the complexity – and deceptive simplicity – of sex, writing, gender, identity and desire, with Dani Weber, Angela Serrano and Dion Kagan. If the brain really is the biggest sex organ, what could go wrong here?

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.

Featuring

Dani Boi

Dani Boi is a genderfluid dragtivist. Dani began performing and speaking out on LGBTQIA+ rights while living in San Francisco, and since returning to Melbourne has performed at a variety of queer club nights and community events, including Midsumma Horizon, Honcho Disko, Macquarie University’s Sex... Read more

Angelita Biscotti

Angelita Sofia Biscotti is a Spanish-Filipino-Australian fine-art model, photo artist and writer who used to publish work under the name Angela Serrano, and tweet as @angelita_serra. She was a 2017 Hot Desk Fellow at the Wheeler Centre. Her words have been published in Djed Press, Archer, The Lift... Read more

Dion Kagan

Dion Kagan is a writer, editor and researcher. His writing has appeared in the Sydney Review of Books, Australian Book Review, LitHub, Metro, Kill Your Darlings, The Big Issue, The Conversation, Archer and more. He is a regular columnist for The Lifted Brow and a co-host on fortnightly culture podca... Read more

Location

Brunswick Mechanics Institute

270 Sydney Road Brunswick VIC 3056

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