This is Not Art

October 2, 2014

A Captive Audience

Do artists have a responsibilty to use their art for good? Should books just aim to be entertaining? These writers discuss using your writing as a platform for sneaky preaching.


Amy Dale

Amy Dale is the Chief Court Reporter for Sydney’s highest selling daily paper, The Daily Telegraph and covers the state’s most high profile trials and anti-corruption inquires. She is currently writing a book about the Simon Gittany case for Random ...

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David Henley

David Henley (Sydney) is the author of The Hunt for Pierre Jnr, the first volume in an epic sci-fi trilogy of mammoth proportions. He is also the co-founder and art-director at Seizure, and works for independent digital publishing company Xoum.

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Zoya Patel

Zoya Patel is a writer, editor and Masters student. She is the former editor of Lip Magazine, and founder and editor of Feminartsy, an online feminist literature and arts journal. Zoya works in communications and feminist advocacy by day, and spends her spare time ...

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Luke Carman

Luke Carman is a doctoral candidate in the University of Western Sydney Writing and Society Research Centre and an associate director of SWEATSHOP: Western Sydney Literacy Movement. Luke's first novel is An Elegant Young Man (Giramondo, 2013).

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Michelle Law

Michelle Law is an award-winning writer and screenwriter whose work has appeared in Destroying the Joint, Women of Letters, Growing up Asian in Australia and numerous Australian literary journals. She is the co-author (with her brother Benjamin Law) of the comedy ...

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