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Benjamin Law + Cal Wilson + Oliver Phommavanh + Clementine Ford

Queensland Terrace, State Library of Queensland

Panel / Special

7000

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Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is the author of The Family Law (2010), Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012)—both nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards—and the Quarterly Essay on Safe Schools, Moral Panic 101 (2017). The Family Law is now also an award-winning SBS TV series, which Benjamin created and co-wrote. Every week, Benjamin co-hosts ABC RN’s weekly national pop culture show Stop Everything, and has appeared on TV shows including Q&A (ABC), The Drum (ABC), The Project (Ten) and Filthy Rich and Homeless (SBS).

Cal Wilson

Cal Wilson

Cal Wilson came across the Tasman in 2003 and has gone on to become one of our most popular comedians, a perennial favourite on television shows such as Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, Thank God You’re Here, and more recently Have You Been Paying Attention? and Hughesy We Have a Problem. Her stand up shows are as engaging as they are hilarious, often bringing the audience’s stories to life alongside her own. Cal earned herself a seat in one of Australia’s most sought-after writers’ rooms at the ABC for The Weekly with Charlie Pickering for its first two seasons. In 2016, she landed one of her dream jobs as an ensemble cast member in Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia alongside some of the country’s brightest improvisers. In 2018, Cal was invited by Netflix to the Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal to record a Netflix Original Comedy Special which was released in early 2019. In 2019, Cal is returning as the host of the worldwide smash-hit storytelling format The Moth’s live shows in Melbourne for the 5th year and is touring a brand-new stand-up show, Gifted Underachiever.
Oliver Phommavanh

Oliver Phommavanh

Oliver Phommavanh loves to make people laugh, whether it's on the page as a children's author or on the stage as a comedian. He uses his experiences as a primary school teacher to inspire kids to write funny stories across Australia and Asia. His books include Don't Follow Vee, Natural Born Loser, Thai-riffic!, Con-nerd and The Other Christy.
Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford is a feminist author and public speaker. She is author of the bestselling books Fight Like A Girl (2016) and Boys Will Be Boys (2018). She was the recipient of the Matt Richell Award for Best New Writer of the Year at the 2017 Australian Book Industry Awards. Boys Will Be Boys was shortlisted for the Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the 2019 ABIAs, and was released internationally in July 2019. She is disliked by Men On The Internet. Clementine lives in Naarm (Melbourne) with her son and his increasing collection of plastic dinosaurs.

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Bec Mac

Bec Mac

Bec Mac is an Arts Journalist, provocative Performance Artist and Producer, this charismatic, fast thinking, dynamic host never fails to get her story. A regular on ABC Radio, she produces Arts web-series POPSART, 4ZZZ radio’s premiere art show Friday Neon, and the creator the legendary live art show LOVE TV.

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