Schools' Program

Growing Up Queer in Australia

Thu 5 Sep, 10am
Village Roadshow Theatrette

Sharing stories is how we get to know each other better – to respect and celebrate our differences. Benjamin Law talks to Adolfo Aranjuez and Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, contributors to Growing Up Queer in Australia, an anthology of some of those stories.

Duration

45 minutes

Session code

2701

Accessibility

Year Level

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Session Artists

Adolfo Aranjuez is editor of film and media periodical Metro and editor-in-chief of sexuality and gender magazine Archer. He is also a freelance writer, speaker and dancer. Adolfo’s nonfiction and poetry have appeared in Meanjin, Right Now, Cordite and elsewhere.

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen is a Vietnamese-Australian writer, editor and bookseller, the Marketing & Communications Manager for the Feminist Writers Festival and an inaugural recipient of The Wheeler Centre’s Next Chapter fellowship. Her work has been featured in publications including Meanjin, The Saturday Paper, SBS Life, Rookie and frankie.

Benjamin Law is author of The Family Law, Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East , and Quarterly Essay 67: Moral Panic 101. He is the co-host of Stop Everything on ABC RN and columnist for Good Weekend. The Family Law is an award-winning TV series for SBS which he created and co-wrote for three seasons.

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