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The Spin Newsletter, issue 15, 13 May 2011

International author Dr Gail Dines arrives in Australia, May 17 and will feature in a host of events in Sydney and Melbourne. Gail is visiting Australia as a special guest of the Sydney Writers’ Festival and the Wheeler Centre. Check out the events listed below and book your tickets now⎯seats are fiiling fast; some already sold out. Gail will receive some great media coverage while she’s in Australia: watch out for her appearances on ABC’s Q&A (Mon 23 May) and ABC The Drum (Tue 24 May). Radio coverage: ABC Radio National's breakfast, Triple J Hack, ABC (Melbourne) Conversation Hour and more.

EVENTS launch: Susan Hawthorne along with fellow poets will read from their latest collections. Where:The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space. When: Sat 14 May from 3:00pm-5:00pm. 

Diane Bell is giving a public lecture, presented by the Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies at Monash University and Sustainable Melbourne. Click on the link for booking information.

Pornland author Dr Gail Dines in Sydney and Melbourne in May:

Sydney Writers Festival

Sat 21 May: The End of Sex?

Sat 21 May: Porn Wars

Sat 21 May: We (Still) Need to Talk About America (follow links to book tickets)

Sun 22 May: Daughters of the Revolution (SOLD OUT)

Collective Shout

Where: Jubilee Room, NSW Parliament House

When: Tue 24 May 1-2pm RSVP: entry by donation

Feminist Forum

Gail Dines discussing her book Pornland: How porn has hijacked our sexuality. (no bookings required) FREE EVENT

Where: Faculty Function Room, John Medley Building, University of Melbourne

When: Wed 25 May 5.30-7pm

Wheeler Centre

Fri 27 May: Gail Dines in conversation with Monica Dux (follow links to make bookings) FREE EVENT


The ‘slutwalk’ phenomenom is creating a media frenzy, read Gail Dines’ response in an opinion piece she wrote with Wendy J Murphy in The Guardian recently. The Age also interviewed Gail and you can read this piece here. The fabulous reviews keep coming for Susan Hawthorne’s latest poetry collection Cow. Read this one from Medusa Coils blogging as Medusa.

SPINIFEX BLOG In The Spin last month:

Melinda Tankard Reist condemns what she says comes close to violence apologism at Shaun Metcalf’s returning to play for the New Zealand Warriors.

Kathleen Barry comments on the killing of Osama Bin Laden and her disappointment at the ‘macho’ response.

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