Tragic, challenging or just plain boring, our first Talking Writing of the year brings together writers who find humour in the typically unfunny.
Junkee’s News and Politics Editor, Osman Faruqi, will chair a panel including renowned tragic comic Annaliese Constable, slam poet and performance artist, Kevin Duo Jin, and Sweatshop’s Associate Director, novelist Tamar Chnorhokian.
In what ways does comedy open us up to new ideas? Are there limits to who can joke about what? Expect readings, discussion and, of course, laughs.
Tamar Chnorhokian is Associate Director of SWEATSHOP: Western Sydney Literacy Movement. She completed a communications degree in writing and publishing at the Western Sydney University in 2004. Her debut novel is The Diet Starts On Monday (SWEATSHOP 2014) and she has also worked as a columnist, journalist and freelance writer. She is the recipient of the 2016 Copyright […]
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