The Peter Wells Lecture: Gina Cole

17:00 pm
18:00 pm
Ellen Melville Center, 2 Freyberg Place
Gina Cole is of Fijian, Scottish and Welsh descent. She is an Honorary Fellow in Writing at the University of Iowa and she holds a PhD in creative writing from Massey University. In 2017 she won the Best First Book Award at the Ockham NZ Book Awards for her story collection Black Ice Matter. Her forthcoming SFF novel titled Na Viro is a work of Pasifika futurism. Gina Cole discusses the legacy of LGBTQI+ writing, the role it has to play in queer liberation and who gets to write the narrative. This event is part of the 2022 Auckland Pride Festival. See the full programme at