5 Queer-Related Top Picks You Should Check Out At Brisbane Writers Festival

Written by Jesse Chaffey
Category: Arts Published: Wednesday, 04 September 2019 17:00

Now in its 57th year, Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) aims to celebrate the work of writers facing and battling the big issues in society, such as climate, race, gender, sexuality, and the rise of the digital age.

Here, the team at BWF list five queer-related events worth heading along to while it's on.


Growing Up Queer in Australia. Four creatives, including BWF favourite Benjamin Law, share their experiences and thoughts on what it means to grow up queer in Australia. Expect both tears and laughter.


Kindred. Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories is a delightful read for any teen, and for queer young people it represents an invitation to own their identity and be proud of who they are. Five of the contributors will discuss identity and community.

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Zenobia Frost, Solid Air


Story Time With Sophie Beer. Sophie Beer's gorgeous picture book 'Love Makes A Family' is a celebration of love and affirmation of all kinds of families. Bring the family and warm your hearts!


Solid Air: Spoken Word. This event features a huge line-up of performance artists and slam poets in BWF's bespoke venue, the Tirra Lirra lounge. Bring your friends, grab a drink, and soak in poetic mastery.


Jack Charles: A Born Again Black Fella. Uncle Jack Charles is an awarded actor, respected Aboriginal Elder, and treasure of the LGBTIQ community. Fascinating, witty, charming.

Brisbane Writers Festival runs from 5-8 September.

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