Celebrity events: We used to talk about love
Talks and performances
Image: Katie Noonan
Katie Noonan, singer
Four-times ARIA award-winner Katie Noonan’s technical mastery and pure voice make her one of Australia’s most versatile and beloved vocalists. In Songs of love, Katie presents original material taken from throughout her career that explore love’s emotions. Tonight, be serenaded with a solo piano and voice performance by one of our leading songbirds.
Wednesday 13 February 2013 6:30pm – 7pm
Benjamin Law, author and writer
Benjamin Law is a Brisbane-based writer and a frequent contributor to frankie, The Monthly and Good Weekend. He has written for over 50 Australian and international publications. His debut book The family law (2010) was shortlisted for Book of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards. Benjamin will talk about his latest book Gaysia: adventures in the Queer East (2012), which investigates expressions of sexuality and love in the East compared to the West.
Wednesday 27 February 2013 6:30pm – 7pm
Tara Moss, author
Tara Moss is a novelist, TV presenter and journalist. Since 1999 she has written and published nine bestselling novels which have been published in 18 countries. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney, and her writing has appeared in Australian Literary Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, Sun Herald, The Daily Telegraph, The Hoopla, DailyLife and more. Tonight she discusses emotion, gender and the myth of the evil woman.
Wednesday 6 March 2013 6:30pm – 7pm
Rachel Wotton, sex worker
Rachel Wotton is an Australian sex worker. While currently based in Sydney, she regularly travels to many locations around Australia and overseas. Impassioned about freedom of sexual expression and the rights of sex workers, Rachel specialises in a long overlooked clientele – people with disability. She helped establish Touching Base Inc which helps people with disabilities and sex workers to connect. Rachel’s work was recently featured in the documentary Scarlet Road (2011), which was shown on SBS. Rachel will describe her work in providing services to clients with disability.
Wednesday 13 March 2013 6:30pm – 7pm
Sam Mutimer, Thinktank Social
Sam Mutimer has been Director of Social Media at Thinktank Social since 2008 where she runs successful social media activations for a diverse range of clients. Sam is Channel Seven’s resident social media expert adding her knowledge and opinions to stories that involve social commentary. She also speaks at conferences about the role social media plays within marketing and communications. Sam will discuss how the language of love has changed with the rise of social media.
Wednesday 20 March 2013 6:30pm – 7pm