Festival Program

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I Will End You

Sat 11 Sep, 6pm
State Library Victoria, Conversation Quarter

Do we need another season of MAFS? Is Gen Z right about skinny jeans? Does the Baby Shark melody still haunt you (do do do do do do)? In a special evening event, Brodie Lancaster brings together a panel of writers and critics who each makes a case for getting rid of one piece of pop culture. Whether it’s a movie, book, song, or the latest TikTok trend, find out what Osman Faruqi, Declan Fry, Sinéad Stubbins and Jack Vening would rather see the end of.


1 hour


Event artists

Osman Faruqi is an award-winning journalist and the editor of the daily news podcast 7am and host of arts and culture podcast The Culture. He has worked as an editor at the ABC and was a reporter with the flagship audio documentary program Background Briefing.

Born on Wongatha country in Kalgoorlie, Declan Fry has written for The Guardian, Saturday Paper, Overland, Australian Book Review, Liminal, Sydney Review of Books, Cordite, Kill Your Darlings and Westerly. His Meanjin essay ‘Justice for Elijah or a Spiritual Dialogue with Ziggy Ramo, Dancing’ received the 2021 Peter Blazey Fellowship.

Brodie Lancaster is a writer, critic and editor from Melbourne. She founded Filmme Fatales, a zine about women in film, and is the author of No Way! Okay, Fine, a pop culture memoir.

Sinéad Stubbins is the author of In My Defence, I Have No Defence. She has worked on the writing staff for ABC’s The Weekly With Charlie Pickering; has written many recaps for Junkee; and has written for the Guardian, The Saturday Paper, frankie, The Big Issue and New York Magazine.

Jack Vening is a writer of fiction and comedy whose short works have appeared widely in print and online. He is currently completing his first collection of stories.

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