Midsumma 2021 Trans & Gender Diverse Writers Showcase

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An anthology fundraiser – Fri 30 Apr 8pm to 10pm @ Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray 8A Hyde Street, Footscray

Join for one night of memoir, fiction and poetry readings from a range of trans and gender diverse storytellers.

Featuring performances from many trans and gender diverse writers including:
– Simona Castricum is an independent solo artist, one half the duo SaD, and underground DJ. She also runs 100% independent record label Trans-Brunswick Express. As an educator and PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, her work explores queer intersections in architecture, music, the city and public space. Simona is a community radio broadcaster at 3RRR Melbourne and an associate of Parlour: women, equity, architecture.
– Ryan Gustafsson is a researcher, writer, and podcaster who lives and works on the unceded land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. A nonbinary and adopted Korean, their writing explores themes including connection, identity, and knowledge. They work at the Asia Institute, the University of Melbourne.
– Nat Hollis is a non-binary/transfem emerging writer from regional WA. They worked as an economics tutor before moving to Naarm to study sociology and creative writing, and to pursue a career as a novelist. Nat writes and edits for Farrago Magazine and is currently finishing their first novel.
– Dr Yves Rees is a writer and historian living on Wurundjeri land. At present, they’re a Lecturer at La Trobe University and co-host of the podcast Archive Fever. Yves’ essay “Reading the Mess Backwards” was awarded the 2020 Calibre Prize and their memoir All About Yves: Notes from a Transition is forthcoming with Allen & Unwin. —– Jaxson Wearing is a transgender man from Sydney, Australia. He is a holistic healthcare practitioner who runs a health and wellness centre in Sydney. He is also an educator having taught anatomy and physiology at university for over ten years. As an author he tells his story of transformation and personal growth in an effort to inspire others to do the same.

This event is a fundraiser for an upcoming publication of an anthology of trans and gender diverse writing, and aims to centre trans and gender diverse voices in the current debates around trans identity and representation in contemporary literary culture. This event will take place on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.No one turned away for lack of funds – email spillingthetcollective@gmail.com to reserve a ticket

For more info visit https://www.midsumma.org.au/whats-on/events/trans-and-gender-diverse-writers-showcase/

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