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Thursday, August 24 • 19:00 - 20:30
Storyology After Dark: A live magazine

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Journalists tell their best true stories, live on stage.

A night of wit, wisdom and spilled ink as great journalism leaps from the page to the stage. Hear tales of jungles, nuns, drugs, Afghanistan, race relations, backyard shenanigans, investigations, musicians, children’s choirs, fainting on live TV and face tattoos … plus a brilliant audience and a great party.

Contributors include Dan Box, Jo Chandler, Trent Dalton, Michelle Duff (NZ), Nakkiah Lui, William McInnes, Sarah McVeigh, Tonya Mosley (US), Andrew Quilty, Tracey Spicer.

Created by Jacqui Park, with chief story editor David Leser and director Paige Rattray. 

With live music, memorable images and a few surprises. Your ticket includes a drink — join us at the bar after the show!

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Dan Box

National crime reporter, The Australian
Dan Box is the national crime reporter for The Australian. He has previously worked for the BBC and The Sunday Times in London, and is the author of a book about Jake Kovco, the first Australian soldier to die in Iraq. Dan’s podcast and print investigation for The Australian, “Bo... Read More →
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Jo Chandler

Freelance journalist, author, editor & educator
Jo Chandler is an award-winning freelance journalist, author, editor and educator. Her focus is on explanatory, boots-on-the-ground reporting across a diverse range of topics: science; environment; health; human rights; women’s and children’s issues; aid and development. She has filed from assignments across Africa, remote Australia, Antarctica, Afghanistan and, frequently over the past decade, Papua New Guinea. She has earned numerous distinctions for her storytelling, including Walkley and Quill awards, the Bragg Prize for Science Writing, the George Munster Award for Independent Journalism and the ACFID Media Award. Formerly a long-time senior staffer at The Age, her work has featured in The Monthly, The Guardian, ABC Radio National, Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald, Cosmos, The Weekend Australian Magazine, Griffith Review, New Scientist, The Global Mail (vale), BBC.co and Undark, amongst others. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Deakin University Contemporary Histories Group, a journalism lecturer at the University of Melbourne and Monash Universities, the editor of Best Australian Science Writing 2016 (NewSouth), and author of... Read More →
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Trent Dalton

Writer, The Weekend Australian Magazine
Trent Dalton writes for the award-winning Weekend Australian Magazine. A former assistant editor of The Courier-Mail, he has twice won a Walkley Award for excellence in journalism, been a four-time winner of the national News Awards Feature Journalist of the Year Award, and was n... Read More →
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Michelle Duff

Freelance journalist and columnist
Michelle Duff is a freelance journalist and weekly columnist for Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand's most-read news website. She writes for newspapers, magazines and websites from Australasia to the United States, including the Sunday-Star Times, Fairfax's Your Weekend magazine, The New Z... Read More →
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Nakkiah Lui

Writer & actor
Nakkiah is a writer/actor and Gamillaroi/Torres Strait Islander woman. She is a co-writer and star of Black Comedy on ABC TV and is a monthly columnist for The Australian Women's Weekly online. She has been an artist in residence at the Griffin Theatre Company (2013) and was playwright in residence at Belvoir from... Read More →
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William McInnes

Actor and writer
William McInnes is one of the most accomplished and popular actors on the Australian landscape today. Equally at home in theatre, film and television, comedy and drama, he has played countless lead and supporting roles in some of the most successful and memorable productions this country has had to offer and has multiple AFI and Logie nominations for this extensive body of work. William is also the author of nine books: Full Bore, A... Read More →
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Sarah McVeigh

Reporter, Triple J, Hack
Sarah McVeigh has been a reporter on Triple J’s youth current affairs show Hack on Triple J for the past four years. Prior to that she was a producer on Richard Glover’s Drive at 702 ABC Sydney. She is currently working on a new podcast for the ABC.  Photo: Daniel Boud... Read More →
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Tonya Mosley

Senior Silicon Valley correspondent, KQED
Tonya Mosley is the senior Silicon Valley correspondent for KQED in San Francisco. Previously, she was a John S. Knight fellow at Stanford University, where she created a curriculum for journalists on the impacts of implicit bias. Tonya also co-wrote a Belgian/American experimental study on the effects of protest coverage. Before KQED, Tonya also served as a senior correspondent and host for National Public Radio member station WBUR in Boston, a broadcast contributor for Al Jazeera America and created the national award-winning public radio series... Read More →
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Andrew Quilty

Freelance photojournalist
Andrew Quilty’s career began in Sydney but he has based himself in Kabul, Afghanistan, since 2013. In that time he has travelled to more than 20 provinces across Afghanistan, work from which has garnered several awards, including the Gold Walkley — the highest prize in Australian journalism... Read More →
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Tracey Spicer

Journalist and author
Tracey Spicer is an iconoclast whose TEDx Talk "The Lady Stripped Bare" has been seen by nearly 1.5 million people. Tracey has anchored national news, current affairs and lifestyle programs for several TV networks, and has brought her sassy style to talkback radio. Her ‘full-fron... Read More →


Thursday August 24, 2017 19:00 - 20:30
Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia