Marc Fennell, Sunil Badami, Eugenia Flynn and Anchuli Felicia King
Team Captains: Benjamin Law & Jennifer Wong
Having begun the weekend by placing Australia firmly in the Asia Pacific, we close the inaugural In Other Words with a rousing debate. While we may know where Australia lives geographically – what do we think about its culture?
This event brings together Benjamin Law, Jennifer Wong, Marc Fennell, Sunil Badami, Eugenia Flynn and Anchuli Felicia King together to claim the nation for the affirmative – or perhaps not!
Grab a drink, come cheer on your team, and find out what makes Australia Asian.
Jennifer Wong is a Chinese-Australian writer, journalist, and comedian from Sydney. She’s the presenter of Chopsticks or Fork?, a six-part ABC TV series about Chinese restaurants in regional Australia. She also recently presented two episodes of Dateline (SBS) on China-Australia relations, and Taiwan
Marc Fennell is a Walkleywinning journalist, author, and documentary maker. He is the host of Mastermind (SBS), The School That Tried to End Racism (ABC) and The Feed (SBS). Marc also created chart-topping podcasts It Burns, Nut Jobs (Audible) and Stuff The British Stole (ABC). Marc is the Creative Director of the not-for-profit advocacy group Media Diversity Australia.
Sunil Badami is a writer, academic and broadcaster. He’s written for pretty much every major Australian media outlet, as well as devising, producing and presenting a number of shows and documentaries on ABC Radio. He’s currently editing his once-lost first novel for publication.
Anchuli Felicia King is a playwright, screenwriter and multi-disciplinary artist of Thai-Australian descent. The Royal Court Theatre’s mainstage production of Felicia’s play White Pearl marked her professional debut in May 2019. White Pearl was subsequently produced by Sydney Theatre Company / National Theatre of Parramatta in Sydney and the Studio Theatre in Washington, DC in the United States.
Benjamin Law is a writer and broadcaster. He’s the author of The Family Law (2010), Gaysia (2012), the Quarterly Essay Moral Panic 101 (2017) and editor of Growing Up Queer in Australia (2019). Benjamin created and co-wrote three seasons of the award-winning SBS TV series The Family Law, based on his memoir, and his sold-out debut play Torch the Place (Melbourne Theatre Company) ran February– March 2020.
Eugenia Flynn is an Aboriginal (Larrakia and Tiwi), Chinese Malaysian and Muslim academic and writer. Her thoughts on the politics of race, gender and culture have been published widely in such publications as IndigenousX, Peril magazine and the anthology #MeToo: Stories From the Australian Movement.