In conversation with Melissa Fagan

Expo 88: We'll Show The World

Jackie Ryan

QAG Lecture Theatre



#About the event


Jackie Ryan

Jackie Ryan

Jackie Ryan is the author of We’ll Show the World: Expo 88 (UQP). She produces the Aurealis Award-winning Burger Force comic book series and is the founding editor of comedy writing collective the Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary. The websites for these projects have been archived by the National Library of Australia as sites of cultural significance.

She holds a PhD in history and political science from The University of Queensland, where she was an Honorary Research Fellow. 


Melissa Fagan

Melissa Fagan

Melissa Fagan is the author of a memoir, What Will Be Worn: A McWhirters Story, and a freelance writer and editor, currently based in Coolangatta, in Yugambeh–Bundjalung country, on the border of Queensland and New South Wales. Her fiction and nonfiction has been published in Overland, Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin, QWeekend and others. She also teaches and lectures in creative writing courses at a number of universities. At various times throughout her life (but mostly pre-21st century) she has worked as a receptionist, data entry clerk, call centre operator, market research interviewer and editorial assistant. She has also taught swimming and horse-riding, and led tours through South East Asia. In 2018 she started a practice-led PhD in travel writing with Curtin University and the University of Aberdeen.

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