Russell Blackford In Your Suburb

Russell Blackford

Garden City Library

In Your Suburb



#About the event


Russell Blackford

Russell Blackford

Russell Blackford is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in Philosophy within the School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle. He is the author of numerous books, including Freedom of Religion and the Secular State (2012), Humanity Enhanced: Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies (2014), The Mystery of Moral Authority (2016), Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination: Visions, Minds, Ethics (2017), and, most recently, The Tyranny of Opinion: Conformity and the Future of Liberalism (2019). With Udo Schüklenk, he is co-author of 50 Great Myths About Atheism (2013). Russell is a regular columnist with the US magazine Free Inquiry. In 2014, he was inducted as a Laureate of the International Academy of Humanism.


Melanie Myers

Melanie Myers

Melanie is a Brisbane-based writer, editor, academic and occasional actor. She has a DCA in Creative Writing and teaches at the University of the Sunshine Coast. In 2018, she won the Glendower Award for an Emerging Writer at the Queensland Literary Awards and her debut novel Meet Me at Lennon's (UQP) is set to be published in September 2019. Her articles, essays and award-winning short fiction have been published in Kill Your Darlings, the Griffith Review, Arena Magazine, Overland, Hecate, and various other publications. She is the former artistic director of the nonfiction writers’ festival Reality Bites (2012 - 2014).

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