Book Club: 'Growing Up Queer in Australia' (2019)

3.00PM Sat 27 Mar 2021
QAGOMA | Ticketed

Discuss art, life, culture and creativity from the comfort of your own home at the QAGOMA Members Virtual Book Club or join us at the Gallery for a socially distanced discussion. The titles on the autumn reading list will connect to, contextualise and discuss the ideas presented in ‘William Yang: Seeing and Being Seen’. Sessions are hosted by Book Club Facilitator Eve Jensen.

Book 1: Growing Up Queer in Australia (2019), Edited by Benjamin Law
Session 1: Wed 24 Mar, 3.00pm | Online via Zoom
Session 2: Thu 25 Mar, 10.30am | On-site
Session 3: Sat 27 Mar, 3.00pm | On-site

Compiled by celebrated author, journalist and broadcaster Benjamin Law, Growing Up Queer in Australia assembles voices from across the spectrum of LGBTIQA+ identity. Spanning diverse places, eras, genders, ethnicities and experiences, these are the stories of growing up queer in Australia. Part of the bestselling Growing Up series, with contributions from William Yang, David Marr, Fiona Wright, Nayuka Gorrie, Steve Dow, Holly Throsby, Sally Rugg, Tony Ayres, Nic Holas, Rebecca Shaw and many more.

‘For better or worse, sooner or later, life conspires to reveal you to yourself, and this is growing up.’

Benjamin Law has contributed an essay on his own experience of growing up queer in Australia to William Yang: Seeing and Being Seen (2021), published to accompany the QAGOMA exhibition of the same name.

Booking essential / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 

Virtual Book Club: Free for Members / $5 Members' Guests
On-site Book Club: $12 Members / $17 Members' Guests (includes afternoon tea)

Members receive 20% off current and past Book Club titles from the QAGOMA Store.
Book 2: A Single Man (1964), Christopher Isherwood
Book 3: Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012), Benjamin Law