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6:30 PM Wednesday 25th September 2019 Realm Library
Taking one’s own lived queer experience and weaving it into your writing is a welcome challenge to these writers. Hear from some of Melbourne’s best known experimental queer authors about their approaches to writing speculative fiction, and hear their thoughts about what makes writing 'queer'.
This discussion will be chaired by JUSTINE HYDE: critic, author and essayist, the former Director of Experience at State Library Victoria, and an outspoken expert on Melbourne’s modern queer literature scene.
QUINN EADES is a researcher, writer and poet, and author of 'All The Beginnings: A Queer Autobiography of the Body'. He is also the founding editor of Australia’s only
Interdisciplinary, peer reviewed, gender, sexuality and diversity studies journal, 'Writing from Below'.
MARLEE JANE WARD is a Melbourne-based queer author whose debut novella, 'Welcome To Orphancorp', won Seizure’s Viva La Novella 3 and the 2016 Victorian Premiers Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction. Two sequels have followed.
ANGELA MEYER is a Melbourne-based queer author of fiction and non-fiction. Her works have appeared in Best Australian Stories, Island, The Big Issue, The Australian, The Lifted Brow and Killings. Her debut novel, 'A Superior Spectre', has been shortlisted for several awards.