Hmmm… memories of Pepper Kangaroo pizza from The Australian Hotel. But I digress. Once the majestic creatures of the bush and the nation’s iconic representatives, kangaroos are now intensely harvested for food and killed off for being damaging pests. Join Dr Dror Ben-Ami from the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures and animal rights expert Keely Boom, a research fellow with THINK in this final instalment of UTSpeaks for the year in what will be an impassioned discussion about the conservation of the most recognisable Australian symbol.
30 Nov. 6pm drinks for 6.30pm start till 7.45pm. University Hall, UTS Science Building 4, 745 Harris Street Ultimo (diagonally opposite from the ABC). 9514 1734, uts.edu.au/new/speaks
Vampires seem to never go out of style. From Buffy and Christopher Pike (the author not the Star Trek character) in the 90s to Sookie Stackhouse and Stephenie Meyer in the noughties and beyond, fangs are bangin’. We know why we love these stories but what is it about them that makes them so… immortal? Join Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Novelist winner William Kostakis (Loathing Lola), nominee Georgia Blain (Closed for Winter), Laura Buzo (Good Oil) and Aimee Said (Finding Freia Lockhart: How Not To Be A Successful Teen) in this panel discussion about young adult fiction.
True Blood fans, this one’s for you…
26 Nov. 6.30-7.30pm. Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills. Free.131 500, cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/library