Queer Literary Salon

MWF’s beloved Queer Literary Salon is back for another year! Join Hera Lindsay Bird, Norman Pasaribu, Laurie Penny, Raina Peterson and Omar Sakr for a celebratory evening of revelry, revelation and revolution, all centred around the world’s best queer literary voices. Hosted by Karen From Finance.

This event is primarily standing room with limited seating available. Please notify us of your requirements at time of ticket purchase should you require seating.

Doors and bar open 5pm. 18+ event, ID may be requested.

Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday 21 July. This session is not able to be booked on a Festival Pass.

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Hera Lindsay Bird

Hera Lindsay Bird is a poet from New Zealand whose debut self-titled collection Hera Lindsay Bird became an overnight cult bestseller in...

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Karen From Finance

Karen From Finance is the premiere corporate queen of Melbourne. She lives alone with her budgie Dantè and enjoys tax time, office-based...

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Laurie Penny

Laurie Penny is an award-winning writer and journalist. She writes for The Guardian, The Baffler, Time,...

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Omar Sakr

Omar Sakr is an Arab Australian poet from western Sydney whose work has been published in English, Arabic and Spanish. His most recent poems can...

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Raina Peterson

Raina Peterson is a multidisciplinary artist whose work spans theatre, comedy, dance, cabaret, and the written and spoken word. They are one of...

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Claire G Coleman

Claire G Coleman is a writer from Western Australia. She identifies with the South Coast Noongar people. Her family are associated with the area...

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Norman Erikson Pasaribu

Norman Erikson Pasaribu is the author of Sergius Mencari Bacchus (Sergius Seeks Bacchus), a collection of poetry that depicts the lives...

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