8 years ago

LGBTI voices in young adult media

Come and meet awesome LGBTI authors, Will Kostakis and Erin Gough, at this exciting event for young people. They’ll be reading their work and talking about the importance of LGBTI stories written for young people.

They’ll be joined by Dr Victoria Flanagan from Macquarie University, a leading researcher and lecturer in gender representations in literature and film for young people.

Explore some of the library’s LGBTI collection of more than 1400 books, films, and zines, chosen for display on the night by young people from Twenty10.

You can also have your voice heard – share your experiences with the authors and other young people, and tell us what else you want to see in the LGBTI collection in your library.

Bursting with creativity?

Join our Zine Making workshop with zine maker, illustrator, YouTuber and trans activist Jesse Anderson. Bring your ideas and stories to life on your very own page of a special group-zine. Then feel the thrill of sharing your work, as your zine joins our LGBTI collection.

Be sure to book early as places are limited for this free event.


Will Kostakis is an award-winning author of novels for young adults. His latest release is The Sidekicks.

Erin Gough’s novel, The Flywheel, won the Ampersand Prize and has been shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year 2016 (Older Readers).

Dr Victoria Flanagan is a senior lecturer in English Literature at Macquarie University, where her research focuses on representations of non-heteronormative sexuality and gender in young adult literature and film.

Jesse Anderson is an illustrator, writer, musician, Youtuber, transgender activist and aspiring 2D animator.



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