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Benjamin Law delivers online talk

9 Sep, 2020

Wodonga Library is hosting an online author talk with author, journalist, screenwriter and columnist Benjamin Law tomorrow.

The author talk is part of the Write Around the Murray festival and will be hosted by one of this year's Young Citizen of the Year Grace King.

The author of The Family Law nd travelogue Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East will join us for a virtual event discussing the power of storytelling.

Law will share insights into his life as a writer and answer questions sent in by viewers.

About Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism.

Most recently, Ben edited the collection of stories through Black Inc Books, Growing Up Queer in Australia. He is the author of the memoir The Family Law (2010), the travel book 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 TV series for SBS, which Benjamin created and co-writes.

Benjamin has also written for over 50 publications in Australia and beyond—including The Monthly, Frankie, Good Weekend, the Guardian, The Australian, Monocle and the Australian Financial Review—and has a PhD in creative writing from QUT.

He co-wrote the comedy book Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014) with his sister Michelle Law, and the sex/relationships advice book Law School (2017) with his mum Jenny. He was also a researcher and associate producer on Blackfella Films’ Deep Water: The Real Story (SBS) and a writer on Endemol Shine’s Sisters (Ten). He’s now working on a play for the Melbourne Theatre Company.

Recently he starred in the ABC’s two-part documentary series Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law, where he travels from China to Arnhem Land to explore the history, unpack the present, and look to the future of Australia’s relationship with China.

Every week, Benjamin co-hosts ABC RN’s weekly national pop culture show Stop Everything. He also co-hosts online startup and tech TV show That Startup Show, and you can catch him on TV shows like Q&A (ABC), The Drum (ABC), The Project (Ten) and Filthy Rich and Homeless (SBS).

A charismatic MC, keynote speaker, panellist and facilitator, Benjamin speaks out on the topics of diversity, equality, journalism and more.

He’s a Queenslander based in Sydney.

To RSVP to the event, visit the event page.