Event Description
Melbourne’s queer literature history and culture comes under the microscope at this session. Three eminent historians will share their thoughts on queer experience in written posterity, answering questions around the process of inviting and collecting stories, building bridges between communities, and preserving lived queer experience for future generations.

DR MICHAEL HURLEY is an honorary Associate Professor at La Trobe University where he worked primarily as an HIV social researcher. In 1996 while teaching Textual and Cultural Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney, he published the seminal reference work 'A Guide to to Gay and Lesbian Writing in Australia' which was the seminal text on the subject and continues to provide a window into the complex development of Melbourne’s queer literature history.

DR MARIA PALLOTTA-CHIAROLLI has gained international recognition as a writer, researcher, lecturer and consultant in the issues of cultural diversity, gender diversity, sexual diversity, family diversity, HIV/AIDS, and social diversity in health and education, with a specific focus on adolescence and young people. Most recently she edited 'Living and Loving in Diversity: An anthology of Australian multicultural queer adventures.'

DR DINO HODGE is an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Indigenous Studies. His 1993 book Did you meet any malagas?, documents the multi-racial facets of Darwin’s gay community. Dino subsequently was invited to collaborate on 'Colouring the Rainbow', bringing a national focus to the often overlooked contributions of queer and trans First Nations Australians.
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 18th September 2019
9800 6430
Realm Library
Ringwood Town Square
179 Maroondah Hwy
Ringwood VIC
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Writing the Rainbow is proudly supported by the Victorian Government.
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