Same Same But Different NZ
Aotearoa’s only LGBTQI+ literary festival, Same Same but Different, is excited to announce a special online winter talk series later this month.
From July 24-26th, Two to the Power of Five: The Power of Queer Words pairs up fascinating queer writers for five fantastic online conversations. The sessions are all free and being held thanks to the support of Creative NZ.
The lineup of talent includes international guests Eileen Myles and Nevo Zisin, as well as an amazing lineup of Aotearoa’s top LGBTQI+ writing talent.
“Same Same But Different is held every February during Auckland’s Pride Festival, but the Covid-19 lockdown got us thinking about brightening up the middle of the year with some stimulating conversations between queer writers,” says Same Same But Different’s Simie Simpson. “Two to the Power of Five is an exciting event for us, because it gives us the chance us to invite more people to be inspired by the creativity of the writers we’re showcasing.”
“We thought really hard about how to set up a programme that people can enjoy in their PJs, with a cuppa from the comfort of their living rooms,” says Sam Orchard, Same Same But Different’s Creative Director. “We’ll record the sessions so people can watch them again whenever they feel like it - as well as entertaining and stimulating people on the day, we’re establishing what we know will be a great future resource for queer writers from all over Aotearoa.”