Events

Event bookings

I am available for public talks, guest lectures, panel discussions and school talks. For more information, contact erin@erinriley.com.au.

Upcoming Events

Sport, Sexism and the Law

Is there a level playing field for men and women in Australian Sport? If there is inequality, what does  this say about Australian society in the 21st century? Is law part of the problem, or part of the solution?

28 April 2016
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Collector Hotel,
100 George St, Parramatta

Speakers:

  • Erin Riley, journalist and author
  • Belinda Smith, Associate Professor, University of Sydney
  • Dr Tom Hickie, barrister and University of New South Wales academic
  • David Rowe, Professor of Cultural Research, Western Sydney University

Seminar is free but reservations are essential
RSVP by 21 April 2016 to
law.research@westernsydney.edu.au

Sport: The Great Distractor

Sydney Writers Festival

Marx said religion was the opiate of the people. Is sport today’s opiate? Or is it, as Nelson Mandela said, more powerful than governments in bringing about social change? Recent events surrounding Adam Goodes show that racial and cultural tensions ripple beneath Australia’s fierce love of sport. Author Martin Flanagan (The Short Long Book), journalist and commentator Stan Grant (Talking to My Country) and writer Erin Riley (contributor to From the Outer) discuss with Sam Mostyn the systemic prejudices playing out in sport today, and how far we are from a level playing field.

Thursday 19 May 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Pier 4/5 The Waterfront, End of Pier 4/5, Walsh Bay

Tickets available here.

Past events

From The Outer book launch, 20 April 2016

NSW Writers Centre, Talking Writing: Sport, 31 March 2016.

Emerging Writer’s Festival, Freelancing for Life Masterclass, Commercial Gigs vs Creative Freedom, panellist,

Emerging Writer’s Festival, #writingwhilefemale, Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Being a Girl in a Boys Club, chair.