Talking Writing: Queer Writers on Queer Writers
Thursday 18 August, 6–8:00pm
This event took place on Thursday 18 August, 2022.
Talking Writing is our regular themed writing event, designed to explore the limits of what writing is and where it can take you. The second of four events in the series will focus on Queer authors and their writing influences.
Join us on Thursday 18 August from 6pm for an evening of readings and discussion with Queer writers and artists living in Sydney. From 6pm, join us for drinks, nibbles, and a chance to meet other writers. The panel will take place from 6:30-8pm.
The LGBTQIA+ community has been a major influence on arts, culture, and the Australian literary scene for decades, with contemporary queer writers thriving and more visible than ever before. Talking Writing: QueerWriters on Queer Writers celebrates a new generation of writers from Sydney’s LGBTQIA+ community, by paying homage to the influential queer writers who came before them.
Writing NSW invites a panel of Queer Australians to discuss their favourite writers and creative influences, the stories that shaped their identity and practice, as well as to share from their own bodies of work.
Curated and chaired by queer writer Amy Lovat (she/her), the event features award-winning writer George Haddad (he/him), musician and debut author Bastian Fox Phelan (they/them), and writer and artist Fiona Kelly McGregor (she/they).
Writing NSW members can attend for free and bring along a plus one. The event is $10 for non-members. Register for Talking Writing: Queer Writers on Queer Writers.
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Attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must comply with any other precautionary measures Writing NSW puts in place. Attendees will currently be required to wear masks when in the session.
George Haddad is an award-winning writer and artist practising on Gadigal land whose work explores masculinities and the limitations of language in communicating truths. His novella, Populate and Perish, was the winner of the 2016 Viva La Novella competition and his short story Kátharsis was awarded the 2018 Neilma Sidney Prize. Haddad is currently a doctoral candidate and […]
Fiona Kelly McGregor
Fiona Kelly McGregor is a cross-disciplinary writer, artist and critic, whose recent non-fiction collection Buried not dead was shortlisted for the VPLA. Her novel Indelible ink won Age Book of the Year and was published in French by Actes-Sud; experimental writing includes photo essay A novel idea, and the underground classic Chemical palace. Earlier books […]
Bastian Fox Phelan
Bastian Fox Phelan is a writer, musician and zine maker living in Mulubinba Newcastle on Awabakal land. Their zines, including cult classics Ladybeard and How to Be Alone, are held in collections around the world, and they have worked with the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and National Young Writers’ Festival on major zine fair […]
Amy Lovat is a writer, editor and the founder of Secret Book Stuff. She has a PhD in English and Writing from the University of Newcastle and lives with her partner Laura, two dogs, a bird, and thousands of books across unceded Awabakal and Gadigal Country in NSW, Australia. Her first novel will be published […]
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