This is what I’m doing tomorrow!
And here is what the QAS organisers say:
Back for a second year! QAS is a series of readings, poetry and performance from literary queer novelists, poets, performance artists and writers. Featuring readings and performances from:
Author of Kid Gloves, Cedilla and Pilcrow as well as many years of contributions to journalism. He’ll be introducing his new novel Box Hill (Fitzcarraldo Editions) – A sizzling, sometimes shocking and strangely tragic love story’ in the gay biker community of the 1970s.
Author of 2019’s brilliant Queer Intentions: A (Personal) Journey Through LGBTQ+ Culture, where Amelia wrestles with LGBTQ+ equality and ponders at what cost does this acceptance come? She is also a regular contributor to The Guardian, Vogue and is the features editor at Dazed and Confused.
Poet, translator, journalist and literature co-ordinator of the European Literature Network. Writes poetry in Polish and in English. Anna has translated over 40 books from English into Polish and some fiction from Polish into English. In addition to her book-length translations, her work has been published in Best European Fiction 2015, Asymptote, The Guardian, B O D Y Literature, Modern Poetry in Translation and York Literary Review. annablasiak.com
My name is Lauren-Michelle and I am a poet, writer and an advocate for mental health awareness. My poetry takes its audience on a raw rhythmic journey of emotion, empowerment and self-discovery. I believe there is power in vulnerability and I use poetry as a way to express my own experiences as well as encourage others to use their pain as strength. In my recent work, I have begun to reflect more on my intersectionality and how I can create a narrative which empowers and reminds others that we are not our past. We can change how we see ourselves for the better.
Mud is a non-binary trans poet from the states. they write about queer intimacy, interior worlds and the cosmic joke of the gender binary. they hold an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Westminster London and are currently working on their first full-length novel: a queer and trans memoir structured like a tarot deck and full of lies. they have been published in journals such as THEM, Foglifter, and The Lifted Brow. you can find more of their work at www.mudhoward.com
Swithun Cooper has published fiction and poetry in magazines including Magma, Intelligent Life and Poetry London. He has won an Eric Gregory Award, was shortlisted for the Word of Mouth Prize, and is currently on the emerging writers programme at the London Library. He is working on a novel about loyalty and betrayal, set in a community of queer anarchists whose members include an undercover police officer.
Join us for a great night – All free!at Tate South Lambeth Library.
19 February 2020, 7pm, Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road, SW8 1QP London, United Kingdom