Sunday, February 15th, 2015
6:00 pm (Melbourne time / AEDT - convert to your timezone?)

Web and Flow

How to Argue Better

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We’re told never to feed the trolls, but is it possible to disagree online without turning into the most horrible versions of ourselves? As writers, how do we produce opinionated work that doesn’t immediately put our opponents offside? How do we avoid simply preaching to the converted, and to avoid putting forth arguments that are rhetorically fallacious? Join a panel of editors, journos, and opinion writers as they argue about how best to argue.

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Artists in this event:

Ellena Savage

Ellena Savage edits The Lifted Brow, is the commissioning editor and political columnist at Spook Magazine, and writes a monthly culture column for Eureka Street. She’s essayed, critiqued, and memoired for many Australian periodicals like Meanjin, Overland, Right Now, ABR, Seizure, and The Australian, and is a postgraduate researcher at Monash University.

Erik Jensen

Erik Jensen is the founding editor of The Saturday Paper. He has previously worked as a writer and editor at The Sydney Morning Herald, where he won the Walkley Award for Young Print Journalist of the Year and the UNAA’s Media Peace Award. His first book is Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen.

Adam Brereton

Adam is the opinion editor of Guardian Australia.