Sian Campbell

Sian Campbell is a freelance writer and the Editor-in-Chief of Scum Mag. Find her work in Kill Your Darlings, Spook, Voiceworks, Side Eye and Junkee.

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Kill Your Darlings Highbrow vs Lowbrow: Round 2
Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Kill Your Darlings is a serious literary journal, but we’re also serious about popular culture. We bring these two passions together, forcing our favourite writers to decide – high or low culture? The Kill Your Darlings Highbrow vs Lowbrow Cultural Showdown was a highlight of the 2014 Emerging Writers’ Festival, and the debate still rages on. Six writers will defend their passion for culture, whether it be posh or trashtacular in nature. This is a chance to celebrate the books, games and films we love, binge on and obsess over.

  • Angela Meyer defending highbrow books
  • Lisa Dempster defending lowbrow books
  • Dan Golding defending highbrow games
  • Katie Williams defending lowbrow games
  • Annabel Brady-Brown defending highbrow film
  • Sian Campbell defending lowbrow film

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

A decade ago, Frank Warren founded PostSecret, a mail art project encouraging strangers to scribble secrets on a postcard, mailed in, scanned, and shared with the world. In the years since, startups and artists have played with the relationship between public sharing and anonymity. Where are we (whoever we are!) now?

In this participatory event, audience members are asked to submit short memoir pieces anonymously to the editors of Scum for publication on the Scum site. During the livestreaming event, Scum editors and contributors who work in confessional memoir will discuss the intersections between confessional memoir and technology, gently dissecting the anonymous submissions received from audience members.

To take part in this event, submit your anonymous flash memoir via!