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Samesame But Different is an LGBTQIA+ literature festival based in Tāmakai Makaurau / Auckland.

 

This site covers the events as part of Samesame But Different's 2024 festival: CAMP RAGE, held from Monday February 12 til Sunday February 18, 2024.

All of the festivals other projects and info on previous festivals can be found at www.samesamebutdifferent.co.nz

Monday February 12

Book Launch

i'm still growing

7pm, Monday February 12

Auckland Pride Offices, 281 Karangahape Road

Join us to celebrate the launch of Josiah Morgan's latest book i'm still growing.

Wednesday February 14

Open Mic Event

Poetry Speakeasy

5pm, Wednesday February 14

Studio One - Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road

A chance to read and listen to queer poetry. Hosted by Michael Giacon, featuring guest poet Zephyr Zhang 张挚

Thursday February 15

Staged Playreading

Notes on Camp

7pm, Thursday February 15

Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place

A reading of a new play by Murdoch Keane, inspired by Susan Sontag's Notes on Camp.

Friday February 16

2024 Opening Night Event

Campfire Stories

6pm, Friday February 16

Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place

We'll announce the winners of the Peter Wells Short Fiction Contest and listen to campfire stories written by five LGBTQIA+ authors.

Saturday February 17

Panel Discussion

F*ck and Other Words

10:30am, Saturday February 17

Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place

An exploration on how writers are impacted by, and responding to, the recent rise of anti-LGBTQIA+ campaigns taking place in the global west.

Panel Discussion

Rage on the Page

12 - 1pm, Saturday February 17

Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place

A practical discussion focused on how writers can channel their emotions into refined, creative and impactful writing.

Panel Discussion

We've Always Been Here

2:30 - 3:30pm, Saturday February 17

Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place

A kōrero with LGBTQIA+ writers exploring historical perspectives on queer visibility and resistance in light of current social trends.

Panel Discussion

The Editors Session

4 - 5pm, Saturday February 17

Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place

A group of editors discuss the selection process when considering who and what to publish - or not publish.

Delivered by Etta Bollinger

Peter Wells Lecture

5:15 - 6:15pm, Saturday February 17

Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place

A lecture by author Etta Bollinger, centred on our 2024 theme of Camp Rage.

Saturday Night Special

Reading Robert Lord's Diaries

7pm, Saturday February 17

Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place

A celebration of playwright Robert Lord's legacy and the recent publication of The Robert Lord Diaries.

Sunday February 18

Book Launch

Outsider

7pm, Sunday February 18

Time Out Bookstore, 432 Mount Eden Road

The launch event for Jade Du Preez's debut novel Outsider.

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