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Nothing But the Truth
Code: 156  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir
Saturday, May 19 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Benjamin Law, Marieke Hardy, Catherine Deveny (facilitator)
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Everyone should write a memoir – if for no other reason than to see how many times they lie about what they did and how often they did it. It’s a chance to curate, package, and dare we say, brand, yourself. Catherine Deveny is writing her memoir (called Tantrum with Reality) and talks to memoir survivors Benjamin Law and Marieke Hardy. They’re all here to tell the truth. Well, sort of.

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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Marieke Hardy (Australian)

Marieke Hardy is a screenwriter, blogger and radio broadcaster. After many years writing a humorous television column in The Age, she moved on to regular political columns for ABC's The Drum and senior contributing work for Frankie magazine. She has been screenwriting Australian television drama for over 15 years. Her six-part black comedy series Laid premiered in Australia in 2011. In the guise of literary reviewer she makes Jennifer Byrne's life an unbridled misery once a month on ABC TV's First Tuesday Book Club. She lives in Melbourne with a dog named Bob Ellis.

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Catherine Deveny (Australian)

Catherine Deveny is a comedian, writer, social commentator and author. She is known for her work as a columnist with The Age, as a regular on ABC radio and QandA, for her sell-out Melbourne Comedy Festival one-woman show God Is Bullshit, and her work with over 20 charities. Her seventh book and first novel is The Happiness Show. She has three little boys and lives in an atheist kibbutz with her partner and gay husband.

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