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    Late Night Lit: Art vs Science – Emerging Writers Festival

    June 20, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

    Emerging Writers Festival Loop Project Space and Bar Melbourne

    Emerging Writers Festival Logo Loop Project Space and Bar Melbourne

    Night owls, this is for you. Late nights with the lights down low are the perfect place to meet your new mates and see some fresh lit.

    Witness the showdown of the century as Art and Science battle it out in a live game show. Can you fix a broken leg with song and dance? Can you mend a broken heart with a defibrillator? Are science and the arts stronger apart, or stronger together?

    You decide.

    With Lisa Dib, Upulie Divisikera, Adalya Nash Hussein, Fiona Murphy, Caleb Triscari andMarlee Jane Ward. Hosted by Nicole McKenzie


    Lisa Dib
    Lisa Dib is a Melbourne writer, editor and podcaster. Her work has been featured in The Big Issue, Daily Life, Junkee, Sheilas, WARP Magazine and more. She does the ‘Punwatch’ and ‘Failure to Launch’ podcasts, as part of The Consumption, and previously has run comedy rooms and produced shows for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.


    Upulie Divisekera
    Upulie Divisekera is a doctoral candidate, science communicator, science and space advocate based in Melbourne. Her multidisciplinary thesis work, carried out in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University, involves the generation of bespoke nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery and gene therapy. Over her career, Upulie has conducted research in cancer immunotherapies, apoptosis, materials science and developmental biology.

    Upulie is a passionate science communicator, both on and offline, and is a co-founder of Real Scientists; giving scientists a platform to engage with the public real-time and provide a snapshot into the scientific life. Her writing has been published in The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, Crikey, The Lifted Brow, etc. Upulie public speaking engagements include TEDxCanberra (2012), The Wheeler Centre, The Interrobang Festival, The Melbourne Writer’s Festival, Q and A (ABC TV), Space Up Australia and ABC Radio National’s Research Filter. In addition to her nanotechnology research, Upulie has a broad and current interest in the sciences and in her spare time catches up on the astrophysics career she abandoned at 12. Upulie wishes she was an astronaut and is interested in the intersection of science and culture.


    Adalya Nash Hussein
    Adalya Nash Hussein writes and edits nonfiction. Her work has been published in Voiceworks, The Lifted Brow and Going Down Swinging. She has been programmed at the National Young Writers Festival, YWCA’s ‘Dear Diary’, and The Wheeler Centre.


    Caleb Triscari
    Caleb Triscari is a multimedia journalist and producer. His work has been published in Junkee, Crikey, The Saturday Paper and Farrago. He is a co-director of the National Young Writers’ Festival.


    Fiona Murphy
    Fiona Murphy is a writer, poet and podcaster based in Melbourne. Her writing focuses on disability, science and social justice. Her work has appeared in The Age, Kill Your Darlings, The Big Issue, Spike (Meanjin), Writers Bloc, Feminartsy, among others. In 2017, Fiona was shortlisted for the Dorothy Porter Award for Poets and long listed for The Lifted Brow experimental non-fiction prize. In 2018, she will be travelling to Indonesia as a WrICE fellow. During her Write-ability fellowship and Toolkits:Nonfiction 2018, Fiona has been working on a manuscript about disability and Deafness. Fiona co-hosts the podcast Literary Canon Ball.


    Marlee Jane Ward
    Marlee Jane Ward is a writer, reader and weirdo from Melbourne. Her debut novella Welcome To Orphancorp won the Viva La Novella Prize and the Victorian Premiers Award for YA Fiction. You can find her short fiction at Interfictions, Terraform, Slink Chunk, Aurealis and more.


    Nicole McKenzie
    Nicole is a writer, performer and event producer. She has written for The Lifted Brow, The Cusp and various other publications and performed at the Melbourne Fringe Festival, the Sustainable Living Festival and the National Young Writers Festival.


    June 20, 2018
    9:00 pm
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    LOOP Project Space & Bar
    23 Meyers Place
    Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia