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skull emoji | EnQueer x SWP Series

Sun Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Sun Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sun Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

After two highly successful Queer Writers’ Festivals in 2021 and 2022, EnQueer is bringing a two-panel literary series to Sydney WorldPride, that will showcase and celebrate some of Australia’s leading established and emerging queer writers and thinkers.

<skull emoji> is an exploration of the nihilistic sensibilities of Gen Z on queer young adult writing.

The image of a skull, long synonymous with death, pirates, and punk, has now been re-imagined as the ‘laugh out loud’ emoji, an apt reflection of Gen Z humour – a complex blend of absurdism and nihilism.

This session will bring together a diverse panel of young adult writers across a range of literary genres – fiction, short form, media – to discuss the milieu of the queer Gen Z defined by the omnipresence of the online world, the existential threat of climate change, and increased acceptance and visibility of the queer spectrum.

A humorous and insightful look into the dichotomous psyche of the queer Gen Z, this will be a unique opportunity to hear from young adult queer writers about how their lived experiences, hopes and anxieties shape their sensibilities and their work, finding authenticity in the mundane and grappling with catastrophe by turning to fantasy and the absurd.

Featuring writers
Michael Sun
Gary Loesborough
Laneikka Deanne
Adrian Mouhajer

Tickets from: $13
Corner City Rd and Cleveland St Chippendale, NSW 2008 Australia

Access parking is located on Maze Crescent within the University of Sydney and a short distance to the Seymour entrance. There is lift access to all levels of the venue. Wheelchair seating is available in all theatres, and fully accessible toilets are located on the ground floor. Hearing loops are available in the Everest and York theatres. The Seymour is a Companion Card affiliate. Cardholders must present their card when booking and attending a performance.

Seymour Centre has bathroom facilities and a range of food and beverage options available for purchase. They also recommend trying some of their favourite local restaurants and bars, which offer food and beverage deals for Seymour ticket-holders. More information at seymourcentre.com

Recommended for audiences 15+.


Sun Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm
Sun Feb 19 @ 2:30 pm
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EnQueer | Sydney Queer Writers’ Festival
0415 865 770
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Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.