Queering the CanonSat 6 May, 4.30pm
Queer writing is more vital than ever, but what are the perspective-shifting texts that have inspired and uplifted today’s authors? Hear from a stellar line-up of local and international queer writers as they share insight into the stories that have shaped how they think and write about sexuality and gender.
Critically acclaimed Noongar writer Claire G. Coleman (Enclave, Terra Nullius), copy chief at Random House and author of Dreyer’s English Benjamin Dreyer, acclaimed photographer and writer Bill Hayes (Insomniac City), award-winning writer of poetry, fiction and memoir Kris Kneen (Fat Girl Dancing, The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen), and proud Gunai woman and award-winning multidisciplinary artist Kirli Saunders dip into the queer canon in conversation with host Maeve Marsden.
This event will have Auslan interpretation.
Claire G. Coleman is a Noongar writer, born in Western Australia, and now based in Naarm. Her family have been from the area around Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun on the south coast of WA since before time started being recor...
Benjamin Dreyer is vice president, executive managing editor and copy chief, of Random House. He began his publishing career as a freelance proofreader and copy editor, joining Random House as a production editor in 1993...
The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction, Bill Hayes is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and the author of seven books, including The Anatomist, Insomniac City, and How We Live Now: Scenes from ...
Kris Kneen is the award-winning author of fiction, poetry and non-fiction including An Uncertain Grace which was shortlisted for the Stella Prize. They have written and directed broadcast television documentaries and wer...
Maeve Marsden is a writer and theatremaker based on Dharug and Gundungurra country, best known for curating national LGBTQI+ storytelling project, Queerstories.
Kirli Saunders is many things—a proud Gunai woman, a teacher, an artist and the 2020 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year. She’s also the award-winning writer of novels, poetry and plays, and her latest book Bindi, writt...