This episode of Conversations with Friends is with Justine Sless and Noe Harsel.
Noè Harsel has worked for over 15 years in the not-for-profit arts and culture space as a communications and development consultant. She is currently the Chair of Writers Victoria, host of Live Write, an online writers’ group, and co-creator and host of the IGTV show, Sless to Harsel, which is an irreverent look at books, writing and friendship.
She has been Co-Director of Melbourne Jewish Book Week and has lectured in Australian history and cultural studies at RMIT University and the University of Melbourne. She has had articles and short stories published in a number of magazine and anthologies. Her current novel-in-progress explores the cultural intersection between Japanese and Jewish histories.
Justine Sless Comedian, Writer and Community Cultural Development Worker.
Justine has had short stories published in anthologies and in academic journals, has written for Funny Women UK and Jewish Women of Words. Justine is much to her amazement – in the final throws of completing an MA by research in creative writing – her research is on gender and comedy with an accompanying collection of short stories called Accidental Glitter.
Justine has just released an illustrated recipe book Fress with Sless and is working on a manuscript about gender, comedy and class – based in Sunderland UK – where she grew up.
Justine has toured her comedy and story telling nationally and internationally, taught comedy as a health and wellbeing tool and was the former creative director of Melbourne Jewish Comedy Festival.
Sless is the co – host of Sless to Harsel and blogs fairly often in Excuse Me There Are Crumbs In My Comedy.
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The Conversations with Friends series is supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants.