Dating in the Digital AgeSun 8 Sep, 10am
SLV, Village Roadshow Theatrette
It is supposed to be easier than ever to find love via the internet, apps and social media. But dating in the digital age comes with emotional complexities, not to mention personal safety issues. Adolfo Aranjuez, Sam George-Allen, and Fiona Wright speak with Maria Lewis to break it down.
Adolfo Aranjuez is editor of film and media periodical Metro and editor-in-chief of sexuality and gender magazine Archer. He is also a freelance writer, speaker and dancer. Adolfo’s nonfiction and poetry have appeared in Meanjin, Right Now, Cordite and elsewhere.
Sam George-Allen is a writer and musician based in Tasmania. Her essays and cultural criticism have been published in The Lifted Brow, Kill Your Darlings, Overland and the Griffith Review, among others. Her first book, Witches: What Women Do Together, explores the power and pleasure of working with other women.
Maria Lewis is a screenwriter & best-selling author of several novels including The Witch Who Courted Death, It Came From The Deep, Who’s Afraid Too? and Who’s Afraid?, which is currently being adapted for television. A journalist for over 15 years, her byline has appeared in the New York Post, Empire Magazine, The Guardian, Junkee, Penthouse and many more.
Fiona Wright is a writer, editor and critic. Her book of essays Small Acts of Disappearance won the 2016 Kibble Award and the Queensland Literary Award for non-fiction. Her poetry collections are Knuckled and Domestic Interior. Her new essay collection, The World Was Whole, was longlisted for the 2019 Stella Prize.