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Tue, 27 Jun

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Barbican Centre

Audible x Out on the Page – a Celebration of Queer Storytelling

Join me, performer and bestselling author Travis Alabanza, award-winning author and broadcaster Damian Barr, award-winning Young Adult author Lisa Williamson, poet, playwright and education facilitator Gayathiri Kamalakanthan, and presenter and broadcaster Shivani Dave for this exciting event!

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Audible x Out on the Page – a Celebration of Queer Storytelling
Audible x Out on the Page – a Celebration of Queer Storytelling

Time & Location

27 Jun 2023, 18:30 – 28 Jun 2023, 21:30

Barbican Centre, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS, UK

About the Event

To mark the end of Pride month 2023, Audible and Out on the Page are hosting a ‘Celebration of Queer Storytelling‘ at Barbican on Tuesday 27th June, a one-off panel event which invites attendees to engage in a dynamic and joyous discussion about queer representation in modern storytelling.

‘A Celebration of Queer Storytelling’ welcomes an exciting panel of established, emerging and celebrated members of the LGBTQIA+ writing community, including award-winning writer, performer and theatre maker Travis Alabanza (None of the Above); award-winning author and broadcaster Damian Barr (Maggie and Me, You Will Be Safe Here); award-winning author and Lecturer in Creative Writing Okechukwu Nzelu (Here Again Now, The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney); award-winning Young Adult author Lisa Williamson (The Art of Being Normal, All About Mia); poet, playwright and education facilitator Gayathiri Kamalakanthan, and presenter and broadcaster Shivani Dave set to host and steer the panel discussion.

The evening will feature a compelling panel discussion, audience Q&A and a chance for attendees to share their own, most-treasured queer stories and characters, followed by a drinks reception.

All panellists have contributed to Audible and Out on the Page’s extensive Pride List of Queer Storytelling, a project which aims to encourage the UK to engage with, discover, and broaden their knowledge of LGBTQIA+ stories and authors.

From poems and novellas to memoirs and even speeches, the list features over 100 titles, hand-picked by 42 LGBTQIA+ writers and voices from a breadth of genres, accompanied by their compelling and insightful reasons for submitting each one.

All proceeds from ticket sales for the event will be donated to Out on the Page, in support of upcoming projects to support the development of young writers, and Black, Asian and Global Majority writers from the LGBTQIA+ community.

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