Social Media – The New Addiction


Hadley's Orient Hotel 16 September, 2017 15:30 - 16:30

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Omar Sakr
Clementine Ford
Bradley Trevor Greive
Benjamin Law

Why do so many of us, particularly writers, love social media? Is it the great connector of our age, or just a time-hungry addiction? Our panel explores the benefits and dangers of social media, and asks why so many of us can’t seem to leave it alone.


Omar Sakr is an Arab-Australian poet whose debut collection of poetry, These Wild Houses, was released in 2017. Omar’s poetry has been published in English, Arabic and Spanish in numerous journals and anthologies, including the Griffith Review, Wildness, Overland, Meanjin, Island, Peril, Cordite Poetry Review, The Best Australian Poems 2016, Antic, and Circulo de Poesía. His prose has also been widely published, including in The Saturday Paper, The Guardian, Daily Life, Kill Your Darlings, Going Down Swinging, Archer, Junkee, and SBS Life, among others.

Clementine Ford is an Australian freelance writer, broadcaster and public speaker. She writes about feminism, culture and social issues, and is a regular contributorto the Sydney Morning Herald and www.dailylife.com.au.Her debut book, Fight Like A Girl (2016), is a feminist manifesto that highlights the enduring inequalities that still exist in the world for women and girls. The book is described as a call to arms for all women to rediscover the fury that has been suppressed by a society that still considers feminism a threat. Fight Like a Girl was shortlisted in the best non-fiction category of the 2017 Australian Indie Book Awards.

Bradley Trevor Greive AM is a best-selling Tasmanian author and the world’s highest selling humorist. His 20+ books include the hugely successful The Blue Day Book, and recent releases Penguin Bloom—The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family, and In Praise Of Idleness—A Timeless Essay.

Benjamin Law is a television screenwriter, feature journalist and newspaper columnist. His books, The Family Law, and Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East, were both nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards. The Family Law, now in its fourth reprint, is also a major SBS television series, created by Benjamin.


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