Festival Program


A Toast: Benjamin Law’s Dream Dinner Party

Sat 1 Sep, 11.30am
Deakin Edge, Fed Square

Columnist, writer, and renowned raconteur Benjamin Law has assembled a conversational menu for his dream dinner party, with guests writer and activist Nayuka Gorrie, novelist Melissa Lucashenko, journalist David Marr and writer Nevo Zisin. Watch them feast upon the topic ‘queers across generations’.

This session is $22/$19.

Supported by Star Observer

In this series, four MWF favourites answer the age-old question: Who would you invite to your Dream Dinner Party?


1 hour

Session code


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Session Artists

Nayuka Gorrie is a Gunai/Kurnai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta freelance and comedy television writer. Their writing centres on black, feminist and queer politics. They co-wrote and performed in the upcoming third season of Black Comedy.

Benjamin Law is a journalist, columnist, TV screenwriter and author of The Family Law, Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East and Quarterly Essay 67: Moral Panic 101. The Family Law is now an award-winning TV series for SBS which he created and co-writes.

Melissa Lucashenko is a multi-award-winning Goorie novelist. Also a Walkley Award winner for her nonfiction, Melissa released Too Much Lip (UQP), a story of Aboriginal life outside the white law - in July 2018.

Nevo Zisin is a Jewish, queer, non-binary activist, public speaker and author of the newly released Finding Nevo, a memoir on gender transition. They run workshops and professional development in schools and workplaces around gender inclusivity.

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