Tag Archive: Beck Mitchell

Dec 03

Queer Identities – Midsumma Edition

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Note: The date of this event has changed from the official Midsumma Guide to not clash with Pride March.

When: 11:00AM Sunday 24th January 2016
Where: Upstairs @ Hairy Little Sista, 236 Little Collins St, Melbourne
Tickets: $15/$10
Bookings: Click Here

GLBT, LGBTIQ, QUILTBAG, Alphabet Soup. You’ve heard them all, now come meet the members of your community you don’t always spend time with. Featuring Hespa, Park Ranger and Asexual Awareness Advocate, Amanda Marx, Genderfluid Poet, self described male femme Princess, and hosted by pansexual author Beck Mitchell, Queer Identities shines a light on the experiences of the diverse identities that make up our Queermunity.

So come join us for a cuppa, a slice of cake and a chat about gender diversity, sexuality, asexuality and not always fitting in.

This panel is presented as part of the Midsumma 2016 Program.

Apr 10

Anthology Announcement: We have stories!

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It’s been a long time in the making, we can finally reveal the stories and authors who will be published in this year’s Queermance Anthology. In alphabetical order (by story title) they are:

  • First Kiss – JJ Carroll
  • Better with Bacon – Matthew Lang
  • Birds – Lou Kohler
  • Coffee & Kisses – JFR Coates
  • A Daddy for Muffin – Beck Mitchell
  • Hard Feelings – Renae Kaye
  • Jess – May Wilson
  • The Birthday Present – NM Harris
  • Nettles & Lillies – Marion Adams
  • Purple Forever – Scott Thornby
  • Rosellas in Flight – Nicole Field
  • Shattered Lives – EE Montgomery
  • The Girl from TGI Fridays – Dominica Malcolm
  • The Instructor – Victoria Brown
  • Waiting – Isabelle Rowan

The Anthology will officially be launched on Friday night. Come along to grab a copy, hear readings from the Anthology stories and listen to some light entertainment courtesy of the RMIT Occasional Choral Society.

The launch is a free event, but remember that festival pass sales close in a couple of days, so book your tickets now.

 

Queermance Anthology Launch

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When: 7:30PM Friday the 19th of April
Where: The Hare Hole, 63 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
Tickets: Free
Bookings: No seriously, this is a free event. Please come along.

Come down to the Hare Hole on Friday night to hear readings from Queermance Vol II, our second Anthology of Australian and New Zealand fiction. Stories that have been accepted into this year’s Anthology are:

  • First Kiss – JJ Carroll
  • Better with Bacon – Matthew Lang
  • Birds – Lou Kohler
  • Coffee & Kisses – JFR Coates
  • A Daddy for Muffin – Beck Mitchell
  • Hard Feelings – Renae Kaye
  • Jess – May Wilson
  • The Birthday Present – NM Harris
  • Nettles & Lillies – Marion Adams
  • Purple Forever – Scott Thornby
  • Rosellas in Flight – Nicole Field
  • Shattered Lives – EE Montgomery
  • The Girl from TGI Fridays – Dominica Malcolm
  • The Instructor – Victoria Brown
  • Waiting – Isabelle Rowan

A is for Asexual: Queer Identities

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When: 12:00 PM Sunday 19th April
Where: The Mercure on Therry Street
Tickets: $20/$15
Bookings: Click Here

A is for Asexual. B is for Bi. I is for Intersex. T is for Trans. When talking about Queer fiction it’s very easy to get stuck on fiction about gay men, or fiction about lesbians. Queermance itself was the brainchild of two authors of gay fiction, and sometimes it’s worth reminding ourselves that there are other letters and colours out there in the alphabet soup or quilted bag. Join your Sunday Host Beck Mitchell, Asexual Awareness Advocate and avid reader Hespa, Amanda Marx, Anna Solding and Hazel Edwards OAM as they talk about writing as and about some of the queer identities that are even harder to find in queer fiction. Where are the opportunities, what are the common misunderstandings and how can you be a supportive ally?

Australian Voices

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When: 10:30AM Sunday 19th of April
Where: The Mercure on Therry Street
Tickets: $20/$15
Bookings: Click Here

Australia. Kangaroos. Uluru. Koalas. Drop bears. All of the top ten most venomous snakes in the world. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Mention the name and a hundred thousand associations pop up. But let’s add an ‘n’. Australian. Let’s add a few more words. Writing. Queer. Now what are you thinking? Queer Australians? Queers in Australia? What does Queer Australian writing look like anyway? What does it read like? Should it be anything other than what it is?

Join Sunday Hostess with the Mostess Beck Mitchell, Toni Griffin, M Sereno, NM Harris and Renae Kaye as they give their take on what it means to write Australia.

 

Mar 22

Queermance Launch

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Queermance Readers from Friday Night. From left to right: NM Harris, Alison Evans, Susan Beck, Matthew Lang and Lindy Cameron

Last night saw the official launch of Queermance 2014 and it was a celebration of the talented writers we have in Australia. We had a great turnout of support and some fantastic readings, some erotic, some humorous, alll wonderful. We had readings about vampires, mythical Irish seals, post apocalyptic Brisbane and mastubation on motorbikes. We had stories about gardens, and love, and cats and people and a spellbound audience, imaginations adrift on a sea of words.

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The RMIT Occasional Choral Society

The evening finished with a performance by the RMIT Occasional Choral Society, who performed some orginal work with a few hidden messages. Personally, I’ll never look at falafel the same way again. All in all, it was a great night, and we look forward to a great festival. Join us tonight at the Hare Hole for Queering the Text, and check out our program for a full list of events you can come along to.

Mar 20

Beck Mitchell: Author

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Beck Mitchell is an irreverent middle-aged woman with too many children; a warped sense of humour; and a husband who doesn’t want her to use her real name when writing porn. You can usually find her ignoring the housework whilst reading her Kindle with a coffee close by.

Beck will be hosting the Queer Identities – Midsumma Edition panel at Midsumma 2016.