The Millennial Hustle
Sophie Overett + Loki Liddle + Tayi Tibble + Lauren Sherritt
slq Auditorium 2, level 2, State Library
#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Despite still being labelled “the youth”, most Millennials are now in their thirties and forties. Many are raising kids, trapped out of secure housing and working in an economy more precarious than ever. How do these writers make it work? And how do they depict Millennial life on the page?
Panel: Tayi Tibble, Loki Liddle, Sophie Overett
Chair: Lauren Sherritt
Sophie Overett is an award-winning writer and cultural producer. Her stories have been published in Griffith Review, Going Down Swinging, Overland Online, The Sleepers Almanac, and elsewhere. She won the 2021 Kathleen Mitchell Award, the 2020 Penguin Literary Prize, as well as the 2018 AAWP x UWRF Emerging Writers' Prize, and her work has been shortlisted for multiple other awards including The Text Prize and The Richell Prize. She is one half of Lady Parts, a podcast about women's roles in genre cinema, and her debut novel, The Rabbits, was published by Penguin Australia in July 2021.
Loki Liddle is a proud Jabirr Jabirr man and a passionate poet, musician and Creative Producer for Digi Youth Arts. Perhaps more accurately referred to as a playful storyteller and a bit of a strange child with a will to be weird and a way to be made.
Tayi Tibble (Te Whānau ā Apanui/Ngāti Porou) was born in 1995 and lives in Wellington. In 2017 she completed a Masters in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington, where she was the recipient of the Adam Foundation Prize. Her first book, Poūkahangatus won the Jessie Mackay Best First Book of Poetry Award. Her second collection, Rangikura, is published in 2021 by Victoria University Press.
Lauren Sherritt is a storyteller whose work spans theatre, podcasts, narrative non-fiction and digital campaigns. In 2020, she was commissioned to co-write eco-feminist play 'Rising', which was produced by Playlab Theatre and premiered at Metro Arts in 2021. She produced the first two seasons of Queensland Health's chart-topping podcast 'My Amazing Body' and has had writing published by Junkee, The Cusp, Writing Queensland, Story City and the Australian Theatre for Young People.