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Queer Lit: Double Bill

Thu Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:20 pm

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Thu Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:20 pm

Thu Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:20 pm

SOH Queer Lit Double Bill:
Mixed Metaphors | On East Asian Asian Pride

Sydney Opera House presents an evening of queer literary excellence with a double feature of panels packed with leading writers and thinkers.

First from 6pm, Mixed Metaphors sees a motley crew of poets, musicians and authors discussing the use of poetry & metaphor to express the ineffable nature of queer life. Expect jokes, absurdity, eroticism, yearning and vampires with:

  • Patrick Lenton (Sexy Tales of Palaeontology, Uncle Hercules and other lies)
  • Omar Sakr (Son of Sin, The Lost Arabs)
  • Marcus Whale (wheeze, The Hunger)
  • Ellen van Neerven (Flock: First Nations Stories Then and Now; Throat)

Later from 7:20pm is On Queer East Asian Pride, in which a collection of Australia and South East Asia’s leading queer writers discuss the joys and nuances of queer East Asian identities both in Asia and the diaspora.


  • Jason Om (All Mixed Up)
  • Shawna Tang (Queer South East Asia)
  • Hendri Yulius Wijaya (Queer South East Asia, Intimate Assemblages: The Politics of Queer Identities and Sexualities in Indonesia)
  • Benjamin Law (Gaysia: Adventures In The Queer East; Growing Up Queer In Australia; The Family Law)
Tickets from: $35
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Recommended for age 13 years and up.


Thu Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm
Thu Feb 23 @ 8:20 pm
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