Hilarious, heartbreaking and homegrown – hear from local LGBTIQ+ legends at Brisbane Powerhouse’s Queerstories
Childhood crushes, true love, loss and overcoming adversity – you never know what sort of tales you’ll be treated to at LGBTIQ+ storytelling event Queerstories. If you’re keen to listen to some local luminaries spin a yarn or two, then we suggest making tracks to Brisbane Powerhouse on Friday February 19. You’ll laugh, be shocked, maybe even shed a tear or two. One thing we can guarantee is that you’ll be moved by these inspiring stories and rousing anecdotes.
Hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking, Queerstories is a national storytelling project that celebrates the culture and creativity of the LGBTIQ+ community. Directed by acclaimed artist and producer Maeve Marsden, Queerstories has sold out at festivals and venues across Australia – and it even has a book and an award-winning podcast boasting nearly 250 stories. This spellbinding show has seen many an audience and many a famous face too, with past participants including Hannah Gadsby, Brenna Harding, Clementine Ford, Faustina Agolley and Jordan Raskopoulos, among others.
Now it’s time for Queerstories to swim into our river city, with Maeve gathering a line-up of exemplary homegrown voices for an evening of unexpected and heart-warming tales from the margins. This edition’s line-up of storytellers includes writer, strategist and human-rights campaigner Roj Amedi, teacher and QNews editor Michael James, filmmaker and community activist Evie Ryder, writer and essayist Yen-Rong Wong, writer and poet Fletcher Quilty and First Nations advisor and pro-bono lawyer Trent Wallace. Event goers can expect to hear stories of pride, prejudice and resilience, delivered with a signature humour that only Brisbane locals can provide. It’s all happening at Brisbane Powerhouse on Friday February 19 as part of the Writers+Ideas program, a series that passes the microphone to fascinating writers and idea-makers in conversation. To secure your ticket to Queerstories, head to the Brisbane Powerhouse website.
This article was written with our friends at Brisbane Powerhouse.