The Coast is Queer

July 8, 2019

Our first ever LGBTQ+ literature festival, The Coast Is Queer is now on sale

Over three days (12-15 September) the Coast is Queer will present talks, performances, panel discussions, literary cabaret, a beach walk, and a literary History Club. There will be opportunities to meet other writers, to participate in writing workshop activities, and to buy and browse at our bookfair.

All events will take place at The Spire, the magnificent Grade II listed community arts centre in East Brighton. Many events will be free or low-cost, and bursary places will be available to all ticketed events.

Confirmed speakers at The Coast is Queer include:

Jonathan Harvey (Beautiful Thing, Gimme Gimme Gimme), Juno Dawson (This Book Is Gay, Margot & Me), Patrick Gale (Take Nothing With You, Notes From An Exhibition), Kate Davies (In At The Deep End), Niven Govinden (This Brutal House), Lesley Thomson (The Playground Murders, The Detective’s Daughter) Emma Frankland (None Of Us Is Yet A Robot), Owl & Fox Fisher (The Trans Teen Survival Guide), Seni Seneviratne (Unknown Soldier), Dean Atta (Black Flamingo), C N Lester (Trans Like Me), Maria Jastrzębska (The True Story of Cowboy Hat and Ingenue), Sea Sharp (The Swagger of Dorothy Gale and Other Filthy Ways To Strut), Sharan Dhaliwal (Editor, Burnt Roti)

 The festival is a collaboration between New Writing South and the Marlborough Theatre, and is funded by Consortium.  
We are also grateful for the support of both the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton.