To whet your appetite for Noted Festival 2017, we are hosting a super exciting preview event in March, in partnership with LAMBDA LitFest. LAMBDA, based in Los Angeles, is a celebration of contemporary voices honouring and expanding on the rich, diverse tradition of LGBTQ writers and readers in the Southland.

Room to Move: Renovating A Nation’s Stories

Are there limitations to writing ourselves into pre-existing media forms? Some of Australia’s foremost LGBTQIA+ writing talent from television, magazine, and literature industries discuss the ways we make and hold wriggle room for queer* stories in largely straight, cisgender, white creative fields and frameworks.

Join us online, in partnership with LAMBDA Literary Festival, or live in Canberra at LGBTIQ Business of the Year, Muse.

WHERE? Muse Winebar and Bookstore, Cnr Canberra Ave and Giles St, Kingston, ACT

WHEN? Saturday 11 March 1pm

TICKETS: $15 (this includes a glass of Canberra-region wine or soft drink on arrival) 

 

 

About the Artists

CHAIR: Yen Eriksen Yen Eriksen is a radio producer, community broadcaster, writer, youth advocate, documentary maker and politics nerd based in Canberra. Yen has produced and hosted shows on Woroni, 2xx and SYN community radio, including Friday Night Lip Service, The Morning After, Sunday Night Jazz, and Hey Grrl Hey. Yen is also a recipient of the Young People’s Human Rights Medal. Keep up with Yen on Twitter.

CHAIR: Yen Eriksen
Yen Eriksen is a radio producer, community broadcaster, writer, youth advocate, documentary maker and politics nerd based in Canberra. Yen has produced and hosted shows on Woroni, 2xx and SYN community radio, including Friday Night Lip Service, The Morning After, Sunday Night Jazz, and Hey Grrl Hey. Yen is also a recipient of the Young People’s Human Rights Medal. Keep up with Yen on Twitter.

Julie Kalceff - Television & Screenwriter, Starting From Now Julie Kalceff has worked in film and television for over 15 years and is the creator, writer, director and producer of the international hit multi-platform drama Starting From Now. Attracting both critical and popular acclaim, the series is one of Australia’s most successful multi-platform projects. It has amassed over 30 million views, been watched in over 230 countries, screened in festivals around the world, and was sold to and played on broadcast television in Australia.

Julie Kalceff - Television & Screenwriter, Starting From Now
Julie Kalceff has worked in film and television for over 15 years and is the creator, writer, director and producer of the international hit multi-platform drama Starting From Now. Attracting both critical and popular acclaim, the series is one of Australia’s most successful multi-platform projects. It has amassed over 30 million views, been watched in over 230 countries, screened in festivals around the world, and was sold to and played on broadcast television in Australia.

Tom Cho - Award Winning Author Tom Cho is the author of the collection of fictions Look Who’s Morphing, published in North America by Arsenal Pulp Press and Australia by Giramondo. He has over 70 stories published in journals, most recently Review of Australian Fiction and Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading. These days, he is writing a novel on the meaning of life. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Tom is now based in Toronto, Canada. His website is at http://tomcho.com

Tom Cho - Award Winning Author
Tom Cho is the author of the collection of fictions Look Who’s Morphing, published in North America by Arsenal Pulp Press and Australia by Giramondo. He has over 70 stories published in journals, most recently Review of Australian Fiction and Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading. These days, he is writing a novel on the meaning of life. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Tom is now based in Toronto, Canada. His website is at http://tomcho.com

Lucy Watson - Online Editor, Archer Magazine Lucy Watson is the online editor of Archer Magazine. She is also currently completing her PhD on how queer people read celebrity media, and teaching Media and Communications, at the University of Sydney. As well as Archer Magazine, her work has appeared in many publications, most recently Same Same, New Matilda, and The Brag. In her downtime, she DJs, plays Mario Kart, and cuddles her dog, Millsy. 

Lucy Watson - Online Editor, Archer Magazine
Lucy Watson is the online editor of Archer Magazine. She is also currently completing her PhD on how queer people read celebrity media, and teaching Media and Communications, at the University of Sydney. As well as Archer Magazine, her work has appeared in many publications, most recently Same Same, New Matilda, and The Brag. In her downtime, she DJs, plays Mario Kart, and cuddles her dog, Millsy. 

Ellen Van Neerven - Award Winning Author Ellen van Neerven is an award-winning Indigenous Australian author. She belongs to the Yugambeh people of South East Queensland. Her books include Heat and Light (UQP, 2014) and Comfort Food (UQP, 2016). Visit her website, or keep up with Ellen’s latest work via her Twitter.

Ellen Van Neerven - Award Winning Author
Ellen van Neerven is an award-winning Indigenous Australian author. She belongs to the Yugambeh people of South East Queensland. Her books include Heat and Light (UQP, 2014) and Comfort Food (UQP, 2016). Visit her website, or keep up with Ellen’s latest work via her Twitter.