Queer Love and Relationships

Queer Love and Relationships

This August we celebrate the voices blazing a trail for the LGBTQIA+ community. From the continual fight for equality, recognition and belonging, to tender tales of love against the odds: join us for stories of strength, joy and diversity and events which get to the heart of issues affecting the queer community across the world today.

 

Travis Alabanza: Life Beyond the Binary

Saturday 13 August 14:15 - 15:15

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Acclaimed writer, theatremaker and performer Travis Alabanza is used to cutting their own path. Taking their first theatre show on a tour of clubs, venues and bookshops aged just 20, they have never waited for culture to catch up. Join them in...
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Andrés N Ordorica’s debut collection, At Least This I Know, heralds the arrival of a fully-formed poetic talent onto the Scottish literary scene. Constructed around his identity as a queer, Latinx immigrant to Scotland, Ordorica’s poems offer a...
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Written in Wiradjuri and English, How to Make a Basket won Jazz Money the David Unaipon Award for its exploration of existence under a colonial state and its celebration of queer love. Andrés N Ordorica’s debut collection, At Least This I Know,...
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Ocean Vuong has garnered international critical acclaim for his novel and two poetry collections. Born in Saigon and raised in the USA, Vuong’s writing draws heavily on his experiences of queerness, migration and class, especially in his new...
 

Raven Smith: On the Magnetism of Masculinity

Wednesday 17 August 19:00 - 20:00

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What is it about men that’s so intriguing? This is the question at the centre of Raven Smith’s Men. Often problematic, often privileged and always constant – still Smith can’t help but love them. Part memoir and part commentary, his book...
 

Patrick Gale: The Word That Speaks the Man

Thursday 18 August 10:30 - 11:30

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Generations of children have been enchanted by Charles Causley’s bittersweet verses; there was even a campaign to make him Poet Laureate. Mother’s Boy, by bestselling novelist Patrick Gale, illuminates the life behind the poems. Brought up by an...
 

Kathryn Schulz: Love Lost and Found

Monday 22 August 18:15 - 19:15

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Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Kathryn Schulz met the woman who would become her wife just 18 months before her beloved father died. In Lost & Found she explores the intertwining of love and grief, of loss and discovery, via the three families at the...
 

Torrey Peters: The Remaking of the Family

Monday 22 August 20:00 - 21:00

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Detransition, Baby, Torrey Peters’s Women’s Prize-longlisted debut novel, remakes a classic comedy of manners for the 21st century. When trans woman Reese is approached by her ex-partner Ames (who has detransitioned) with a tantalising chance at...
 

Imogen Binnie: The Great American Road Trip Reimagined

Tuesday 23 August 20:15 - 21:15

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The publication of Imogen Binnie’s first novel Nevada in 2013 was a watershed moment in transgender fiction. Following a trans punk woman, Nevada reflects on gender, heteronormativity and social conditioning as its protagonist flits across America in...
 

Arinze Ifeakandu with Colm Tóibín: Love Under Seige

Wednesday 24 August 10:15 - 11:15

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Arinze Ifeakandu has garnered praise from fans including Eloghosa Osunde, Damon Galgut and Colm Tóibín for his debut collection of short stories, God’s Children Are Little Broken Things. Both searing and tender, Ifeakandu’s portrayal of queer life...