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Pride Queer Writers Tell It How It Is


Fri 13 Apr 2018, 5:45pm–7:00pm

Where: Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl, Dunedin, Otago

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: hahnaemh

A panel of three writers from the LGBTIAQ community discuss their writing, any challenges it brings & will read from recent works. MC’d by Emer Lyons.

Panel is being being held in the Dunningham Suite, 4th floor Central Library.

Mary Rillstone worked on a study researching intersex disorders, at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne. This experience and her work with teenagers as a Social Worker and State School Chaplain in Victoria, Australia, provided the inspiration for her novel, Who Would Know.

This is about Alice's escalating fears of becoming a woman as she approaches her sixteenth birthday, which are confirmed when it is discovered she has is intersex, changing her life forever.

Kyle Mewburn is one of New Zealand's most eclectic and prolific writers, with over 50 titles published in 27 countries, ranging from multi-layered picture books (Old Hu-hu, Melu) to gross, laugh-out-loud junior fiction (Dinosaur Rescue series). Kyle will read excerpts from new work exploring the trans experience, including a new picture book text titled Trunk.

Stevan Eldred-Grigg grew up in the South Island and has lived in China, Germany, Mexico, the United States, and Australia. Stevan Eldred-Grigg is a novelist, short story writer, essayist, biographer and historian, and has been described as one of the most controversial novelists and historians in New Zealand.

"Stevan Eldred-Grigg defies classification. He can swoop from the historical to the contemporary, from lyric to polemic, from fiction to faction. He's unsettling as well as absorbing." - David Hill, New Zealand Herald

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- Dunedin Public Libraries

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