Decades on from the sexual revolution, women’s sexuality is still regarded with a mixture of detachment and bewilderment. Karen Pickering’s anthology Doing It celebrates women taking control of their sexual lives, allowing women writers to reflect on and celebrate sexuality in all its exuberant and diverse incarnations. Featuring queer sex worker Tilly Lawless and pop culture commentator Maria Lewis, with moderator Krissy Kneen, expect this session to be a candid and confessional discussion of sex, societal expectations, empowerment and feminism. 

Maria Lewis (Australian)

Maria Lewis

Maria Lewis is a journalist, screenwriter, TV host and author of more than four novels including her latest critically acclaimed work, The Witch Who Courted Death. Her debut novel Who's Afraid? is currently being adapted for television.

Krissy Kneen (Australian)

Krissy Kneen

Krissy Kneen is the award-winning author of memoir Affection, and fiction: An Uncertain Grace, Steeplechase, Triptych, The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine, as well as the Thomas Shapcott Award-winning poetry collection Eating My Grandmother. She has written and directed broadcast documentaries for SBS and ABC Television. Her latest book is Wintering.