Pride in Writing - Peter Polites and Sam Coley
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About The Event
In recognition of Fair Day and our pride in championing queer voices, Sam Coley, Richell Prize winner & author of the forthcoming State Highway One, and Peter Polites, critically acclaimed author of The Pillars, chat with publisher Robert Watkins about celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community through their writing & involvement in the wider writing industry, and how the shifts in wider attitudes (such as the recent marriage equality plebiscite) impact how we share our stories.
Audience questions welcome!
This is a FREE event. Drinks and nibbles provided.
Presented in partnership with Hachette Pride.
About the Authors
Peter Polites is a writer of Greek descent from Western Sydney. As part of the SWEATSHOP writers collective, Peter has written and performed pieces all over Australia. His first novel, DOWN THE HUME, was shortlisted for a NSW Premier's Literary Award in 2017. THE PILLARS is his second novel.
Sam Coley's two favourite things in the world are taking photos and dancing. Most nights, however, he can be found at his desk with a pen and a legal pad and a bottle of wine. He has called New Zealand, Australia and the UK all home at some point, and probably still would. His debut novel, STATE HIGHWAY ONE, was the winner of the 2017 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers and will be published in June 2020.
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