Last event before lockdown

I’m sure you’re sick of hearing people say “it’s a weird time!” so I’ll spare you any of those sorts of comments.

Instead, here’s my wife’s video of me reading at the launch of issue four of Matters Journal on 14th March. It’s an excerpt of an essay I wrote called ‘What I learned about the future from my students’ about sci-fi, dystopian and apocalyptic stories, climate change, robots and what the future might look like. Enjoy!

The launch was wonderful and the last public event I attended before the lockdown. It’s quite nice to watch the video and remember the feeling of sharing words and wine with others!

Launching Going Postal: More Than ‘Yes’ or ‘No’

Check out the panel that I got to be part of last weekend at the Queer Legacies, New Solidarities conference. I can’t think of a better panel and audience than all the amazing queers in the room on Saturday.

Photo credit: Polly Bennett

The book will be launched at Hares & Hyenas on Friday 30th November. It will be a family-friendly event that centres kids and young people (since they were greatly affected by the postal survey in 2017). I’d love to see you there!

Book launch excitement

‘Living and Loving in Diversity’ was launched this Friday at the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council’s national conference. It is an honour to be part of a book that contains writing from so many amazing queer writers. I read an excerpt of my piece, ‘My Helmet’, at the launch, and had the opportunity to sign books for the first time in my life. It was very thrilling!

You can buy the book through Hares and Hyenas, Fitzroy, and directly through the publisher, Wakefield Press.