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For decades, homophobia and erasure have been the norm in Aotearoa. In the new Out Here anthology, myriad Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ writers set out to fill the silence with humour and bite, intelligence and verve. Join the anthology’s editors Chris Tse and Emma Barnes for a deep dive into the brilliance and diversity of Queer writing today, with commentary and readings from special guests including Sam Duckor-Jones, Ray Shipley, AJ Fitzwater, Sascha Stronach and essa may ranapiri.

But wait, there’s more. Out and About on New Regent Street takes framed poems from Out Here into our favourite restaurants, bars and shops on New Regent Street. You’ll find them hanging on walls wherever you drop in to shop, eat or drink. Hunt them down and be in to win a copy of Out Here by posting a selfie to Insta or Twitter with one of the poems. Tag it #wordout and with the business you’re at – and go in the draw to win.

This session will be held live for in-person audiences, and offered as a livestream for at-home watching. If you are attending at the venue, space is limited so entry will be on a first come first served basis. If you would like a digital ticket, please register by clicking on the ‘get tickets’ button.

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