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A weekend characterised by fiesty discussion - Gary Dunne



Thursday 3 November 2022
7:00 pm - 08:00 pm - Wallace Theatre, University of Sydney
In the spirit of celebrating queer joy, EnQueer’s Opening Night will explore finding the absurd and the funny in the queer experience, featuring two comedic contemporaries: acclaimed stand-up performer and poet Cassie Workman and writer, podcaster and content creator Louis Hanson. 


Friday 4 November 2022

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Wallace Theatre, University of Sydney


In a world where so many of us are out and proud, why are so many queer stories still centred on shame? Join us as we dig into the shift away from stories of shame, secrets, and sadness towards more nuanced representations of queer lives, queer love… and queer joy!

Moderator: Kaylene Langford

Panellists: Priyanka Bromhead, Fiona Kelly McGregor, Jennifer Mills and Mark Mariano

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Friday 4 November 2022

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Old Geology Theatre, University of Sydney


Did you know that Sanskrit has 96 different words for love? How do writers in countries where a queer lexicon has not had room to grow share their worlds? Explore how queer stories are mediated across time, culture, and generations with reflections on the challenges and triumphs of coming out and living authentically with a diverse range of queer authors. 

Moderator: Josephine Clark-Wroe

Panellists: Jason Om, Adrian Mouhajer and Glora Demillo



*Not included in Festival Pass*

Friday 4 November 2022

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Sappho Books Cafe & Wine Bar, Glebe


We're bringing a group of incredible poets, performance artists, spoken wordsmiths and writers to read their work in a slam that is touching, introspective, edgy and sexy. Be prepared for variety, fun and above all talent!

Performer and Host: AJ Lamarque 

Performers: Dylan Barrett, Laneikka Denne, Paris Rosemont and Sarah Jessica Carpark

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Saturday 5 November 2022

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Old Geology Theatre, University of Sydney


Reflect on how far we’ve come (and where we still have to go) with a retrospective on the iconic queer literary conferences that took place in Sydney between 1993-1995. Join the pioneers of the original conferences in a lively discussion of how queer culture and literature has evolved over the last 30 years.

Moderator: Ali Asghar Shah

Panellists: Gail Hewison, Gary Dunne, Inez Banaray and Robert Tait

Nothing to Hide


Saturday 5 November 2022

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm -  Pharmacy Lecture Theatre, University of Sydney


Nothing to Hide is a powerful contribution to Australian letters. We're bringing together a panel of contributors to showcase the wealth of creativity within the trans and gender-diverse community and providing insights into the challenges and joys of trans experience. 

Moderator: Sam Elkin

Panellists: Alex Gallagher, imbi, Dan Hogan and Robin M Eames

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Saturday 5 November 2022

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Old Geology Theatre, University of Sydney


We’ve come a long way since the old days of Hollywood, when the Hays code relegated queer representations to winks and nudges. Today, the screen plays an important role for authentic and diverse queer representation. Join us for a discussion on how screenwriting is paving the way for queer stories. 


Panellists: Lisa Rose, Julie Kalceff, Cadance Bell, Grace Valerie-Lynette and Thomas Wilson-White

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Saturday 5 November 2022

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Wallace Theatre, University of Sydney


From erotica and sexual awakenings to representations of queer sexuality, peel back the covers and explore how queer writing about sexual experiences has evolved over time, and whether writing about queer sexual experiences is even considered transgressive anymore.

Moderator: Tim Spencer

Panellists: Barbarella Karpinski, Faye Jarrett, Renee Dahlia and Seth Haddon

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