Same Same But Different NZ
Same Same But Different Feb 12-15 2020
We are proud to present our programmed for samesame but different festival 2020. We are showcasing writers who push boundaries, explore new territories and create queer and fantastical worlds. Their literary orbit includes fantasy, science fiction, sex, romance and robots. They even traverse those weird and terrifying realms from childhood to adolescence. Ranging from acclaimed New Zealand playwright Victor Rodger to Australian writer Kelly Gardiner, our programme for 2020 celebrates the writers who are unafraid to change the literary landscape and boldly go where no Queer has gone before.
Please note the change of venue for our Poetry Speakeasy. Due to earthquake strengthening at the Leys Institute we'll be hosting our annual Poetry Speakeasy at the Grey Lynn Library, 74 Great North Road, Grey Lynn
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