Same Same But Different NZ
Thank you, Peter
5 years ago Peter had a dream that same same but different could be New Zealand's own LGBTQI literary Festival. His enthusiasm has enabled us to deliver four amazing festivals since then sharing queer stories on a queer stage.
On the 18th of February 2019 his time came to an end. Thank you Peter for making so many things possible for so many people and also knowing when to be both carefully polite and also when to fight for what is right.
New Zealand’s LGBTQI+ Literary Festival
In 2016, Wells launched New Zealand’s first LGBTQI Writers Festival – same same but different. His goal was for the festival to be “an exciting event that makes people think about sexuality, difference and community, stretches their understanding, gives them a few laughs and creates a slightly magic space for two days in February."
The Same Same But Different LGBTQI+ Writers Festival is now in its fourth year, with a proven track record of bold events, strong attendance and stimulating conversations. Each year our programme, held in February as a highlight of the Pride Festival, gets more ambitious. This year we’re looking for support to broaden the festival’s reach and the types of events we hold. Your support can help us achieve this goal.
Please direct all sponsorship enquiries to our contact page