The Queerstories book was released this week, and people have already been sharing their happy snaps with their copies. I’m off on a mini book tour with 6 launch events scheduled. Sydney’s event this weekend is already sold out, but you can grab tix to the rest of them!
- Sydney Opera House for Antidote Festival, September 2
- Brisbane Powerhouse, September 13
- Lismore City Hall, September 14
- Howler in Melbourne, September 26
- The Hume Bank Butter Factory Theatre in Albury Wodonga, September 27
- Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre in Canberra, October 4
I am so excited to share this collection of work with you, the stories are such a gorgeous range of hilarious, heartbreaking, weird and wonderful. And the writer list is incredible, with Benjamin Law, Rebecca Shaw, Simon Hunt, Jen Cloher, Candy Bowers, Elizabeth Duck-Chong, David Cunningham, Ben McLeay, Peter Taggart, Nayuka Gorrie, Peter Polites, Tim Bishop, Mama Alto, Ginger Valentine, Quinn Eades, Steven Lindsay Ross, Paul van Reyk, Jax Jacki Brown, Maxine Kauter, Simon Copland, Kelly Azizi, Nic Holas, Amy Coopes, Vicki Melson, the late great Candy Royalle, and yours truly.
Here are some nice things people have said about it:
“In a market where queer voices are often sanitised, Queerstories is political and pivotal…Queerstories is an invitation for the world to listen to the queer community at its rawest and, above all, it’s a safe space for queer readers to come home to” – Books+Publishing
Happy launch day for #Queerstories, a funny, life-affirming collection of essays. Buy my Dad a copy for Fathers Day and send it to him if any of you know where he lives!!! https://t.co/hQcYF6Ur8M
— Peter Taggart (@petertaggart) August 28, 2018
I love @maevemarsden's queerstories podcast and event but I love my stories in good old fashioned print form the most, so I'm pretty excited about this book. A queer storytelling event that started in and was inspired by a library 🌈✨📚✊ pic.twitter.com/J9EScGzsFK
— Clare (@clareifications) August 29, 2018
The amazing @maevemarsden is the editor of the equally amazing #Queerstories. Happy publication day Maeve and all the brilliant writers involved! @HachetteAus pic.twitter.com/8cyirzB0ff
— Justin Ractliffe (@justinractliffe) August 28, 2018
I was reading #Queerstories by @maevemarsden & family on the train & started to weep (after laughing heaps) and a school yoof called me a “crying lady beard” that actually made me feel great. Thanks kid! Everybody should get this fab queerdo anthology pic.twitter.com/nFmJ90Geh3
— Queerbourhood (@queerbourhood) August 16, 2018
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