Kate Hennessy



Kate Hennessy’s music and arts criticism runs in The Guardian, ABC, The Saturday Paper, The Lifted Brow, The Wire (UK), Vice/Noisey and more. She speaks on ABC TV and Sydney radio and has spoken at Vivid Ideas, Darwin Writers’ Festival, BIGSOUND and the Rock and Roll Writers’ Festival. Travel journalism has taken Kate on jobs around the world. She is an Australian Music Prize judge, a National Live Music Awards board member, and a teacher at the Australian Writers’ Centre. She developed the Guardian masterclass ‘How To Be A Music Journalist’. Find her @smallestroom



TEDx Sydney 2017 Speakers – Mariam Veiszadeh

Babies, says Mariam Veiszadeh, have no bias towards people different to them. “It’s picked up and learned over time,” she says. “It’s taught. So we need to make an...


TEDxSydney 2017 Speakers – Peter Greste

“Did you ever hear about Alan Johnston?” asks journalist Peter Greste. The name rings a bell, I say. “Alan was a BBC reporter who was kidnapped and held in Gaza...


TEDxSydney 2017 Speakers – David Hunt

In 2012, author David Hunt was working on a new historical sketch comedy for television. The show was pulled but, by then, Hunt knew what was next. “I’d become fascinated...

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