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Bully For You
Code: 212  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Feminism, Young Adult
Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Benjamin Law, Wendy Harmer, Paul Capsis, Fiona Scott-Norman (facilitator)
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Being bullied at high school is horrible and, if you let it, can be life-altering. Survivors – actor, singer and cabaret performer Paul Capsis (appearing in his autobiographical work Angela’s Kitchen at Griffin Theatre), writer, comedian and The Hoopla supremo Wendy Harmer, and writer Benjamin Law – talk to Fiona Scott-Norman on how they dealt.

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Benjamin Law (Australian)

Benjamin Law is the author of The Family Law. He is a senior contributor to frankie magazine and his work has also appeared in The Monthly, The Big Issue, The Courier-Mail, Growing Up Asian in Australia and The Best Australian Essays. Ben lives in Brisbane and his book Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East will be published in September 2012.

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Wendy Harmer (Australian)

Wendy Harmer has worked in stand-up, radio and television. She is the author of many books including four novels for adults - the latest being Friends Like These - and the bestselling Pearlie in the Park series for children, which have been made into an animated series and a stage musical. The sequel to her YA novel, I Lost My Mobile at The Mall, will be published this Christmas. She is the co-founder of the daily online magazine thehoopla.com.au.
 wendyharmer.com

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Paul Capsis (Australian)

Paul Capsis is recognised as one of Australia’s most versatile performers, having worked with many leading Australian theatre companies and internationally in London, New York, Vienna, Hong Kong and Edinburgh. His diverse talents have earned him multiple awards for his work in music and theatre, including the prestigious Sydney Myer Individual Performing Arts Award. Paul is currently engaged on a national tour of his one-man, co-written autobiographical piece, Angela’s Kitchen, which has proved resoundingly popular with audiences and critics alike.

 
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Fiona Scott-Norman (Australian)

Fiona Scott-Norman is a Melbourne-based comedian, writer and radio broadcaster. She recently edited Don’t Peak at High School, a collection of interviews with Australia’s most popular stars revealing how being bullied shaped their lives. Fiona, herself as popular as scabies at school, was moved to gather these stories to help teens cope with bullying. Her writing appears regularly in The Big Issue and her one-woman comedy show, Disco: The Vinyl Solution, was a sell-out at the recent Melbourne Comedy Festival.

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