Kat Muscat’s life celebrated at emotional Melbourne farewell

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Richard Watts

The young writer, editor and feminist, who died suddenly last week, was remembered by friends, family and colleagues at the Wheeler Centre on Tuesday.

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Kat Muscat, a Melbourne-based writer, editor and feminist who often explored themes of sex, sexuality, gender and mental health in her writing, as well as celebrating her love of pop culture – especially TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer – died suddenly last week. She was 25.

About the author

Richard Watts is ArtsHub's Performing Arts Editor and Team Leader, Editorial; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R.

The founder of the Emerging Writers' Festival, Richard currently serves on the Committee of Management for La Mama Theatre, on the board of literary journal Going Down Swinging, and on the Green Room Awards Independent Theatre panel. He is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and in 2017 was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend.

Follow Richard on Twitter: @richardthewatts