Writing outside the ‘lines’: non-traditional writing

10:30 am
12:30 pm
Ellen Melville Center, 2 Freyberg Place
Auckland
LGBTQI+ writers have often written in the margins, existing outside of the mainstream. This panel explores that idea and the forms of writing that aren’t always considered ‘literary’, and who gets to decide what is and isn’t ‘literary’. We have invited renowned comedian Eli Matthewson, rapper and songwriter Randa, activist Shaneel Lal and journalist Murphy to speak to the importance of varied forms of writing, and how their writing moves, shapes, performs, influences and excites. Chaired by the irrepressible Sam Te Kani. This event is part of the 2022 Auckland Pride Festival. See the full programme at aucklandpride.org.nz