Sydney Writers Festival Edition: Chaotic Social Book Club

The book club for the chaotically inclined

Chaotic Social
Chaotic Social
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2 hours Experience size 1 to 40     label $35

Chaotic Social sets out to help adults with a notoriously daunting task – making new friends. Join host Heather McNab for this special Sydney Writers’ Festival edition of the Chaotic Social Book Club where you’ll discuss the Festival book pick, Something Bad is Going to Happen by Jessie Stephens.

Have your say, make new pals, and hear from Jessie herself in this very special Chaotic Social exclusive in-conversation with the author.

There's a drink on arrival, and feel free to BYO drinks after that, there’s a BWS like two minutes walk away. Feel free to BYO snacks, or Public House is very close if you want to dine before or after.

About Jessie Stephens

Jessie Stephens is an author, podcaster, broadcaster and screenwriter. She is the author of the internationally bestselling book, Heartsick, which was shortlisted for an Australian Book Industry Award. Her second book and first work of fiction, Something Bad is Going to Happen, was released in 2023 and was a number one bestseller. In the same year she was a writer and producer on the hit Binge dramedy, Strife. She co-hosts one of Australia's biggest podcasts, Mamamia Out Loud, and comedy podcast Cancelled. She is also a regular on Network Ten's The Project and ABC TV and radio. Her writing has appeared in Vogue, The Good Weekend, The Age, LitHub and Mamamia.

About Chaotic Social

We’re really very friendly. Come stag, come with a mate, come with a whole crop of cousins, either way it’s a warm and inviting atmosphere and we mix and marinate.

Fair warning: I can’t swear there won’t be games, and there will definitely be nametags.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
Two hours of conversation
What to bring
Yourself, a water bottle, knowledge of the book "Ish, " BYO optional.

256 Stanmore Road, Petersham NSW

Sydney Writers Festival Edition: Chaotic Social Book Club location
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Chaotic Social
Chaotic Social

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The break of up a decade term relationship and subsequent bouts of loneliness have led me - Sydney’s former Sausage Queen, Chrissy Flanagan - to solve others’ desire to make adult friends, as well as my own.

It’s often said Sydney is a particularly tricky place to make friends as an adult. If you miss out on doing any of the big four locally or at all - high school, uni, work, kids - it’s hard to bridge the gap, leaving many of us lonelier than we would like.

And yet, as adults we’re embarrassed or too self conscious to use modern tools such as friend networking apps to solve this problem.

Chaotic Social, is seeking to bridge that gap, in the form of classes and events, where you’re encouraged to roll solo and go home with a few new mates in your phone.

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