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. 

Krissy Kneen (Australian)

Krissy Kneen

Krissy Kneen is the author of the bestselling memoir Affection; the novels Steeplechase, Triptych, The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine; and the Thomas Shapcott Award–winning poetry collection Eating My Grandmother. Her novel An Uncertain Grace was shortlisted for the Stella Prize, the Norma K Hemming Award and the Aurealis awards, while Wintering was longlisted for the Colin Roderick Award and shortlisted for the Davitt Award and the QLA for Fiction and A Work of State Significance. She is currently developing two TV series with TAN and a feature film with Like a Photon. Krissy has previously written and directed broadcast television documentaries with SBS and ABC TV. She is the current Copyright Agency Ltd Non-Fiction Fellow.