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Book Club - October
Book Club - October

Sat, 08 Oct


Zoom & In person

Book Club - October

October's text is "Nothing to hide" RSVP at least 48 hours before if you're a first timer so we have enough time to share the dial in details with you.

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Time & Location

08 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm AEDT

Zoom & In person


About the event

We meet both online and in person in Fitzroy. 

If you've never been to Book Club before, please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance so we have time to share the dial in or meeting details with you! 

Nothing to hide is Australia's first mainstream anthology of trans and gender-diverse writing. 

The collection features the work of 32 trans and gender-diverse people across the spectrum of age, race, geography and circumstance - Showcasing the wealth of creativity within the trans and gender-diverse community and providing illuminating insights into the challenges and joys of trans experience. Beyond a variety of writers, the anthology includes a variety of writing styles, from autobiographical stories, to poems and comics. 

Where to access: 

For Free - Yarra Library lists Ebook available already via cloud Library. Hard copy at Yarra and a some other Libraries is currently listed as "on order" - will post updates if/when status changes to available!  

Excerpts: Stacey Stokes' autobiographical piece "How I Got Here" (Trigger Warning - Childhood abuse, Violence or assault, Eating disorder) 

Sasja Sydek, from "The Magic Art of Not Giving a Fuck" (Content warning: This post discusses physical and sexual abuse and could be distressing to some readers.) 

Watch/listen: Jack Nicholls contributor and Sam Elkin (co-editor) talk about the fabulous new anthology Nothing to Hide, voices of trans and gender diverse Australia

Queer View Mirror episode: Yves Rees, Simona Castricum, and Sasja Sydek discuss the anthology and both Simona and Sasja do short readings of their contributions "When I tell people I'm 47, they don't believe me" and "The Magic Art of Not Giving a Fuck" (Trigger warning: Violence or assault)

Purchase: Nothing to hide anthology

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