Whare Whananga Level 2
44-46 Lorne Street, City
5.00pm to 7.30 pm
17 February 2015
Join us as we celebrate the world of GLBTIQ writing with a lively, varied and unpredictable evening of stand-up reviewing!This will be an eclectic line up of well known writers and readers with a book in hand and seven minutes to make it notorious.
Kicking off from 5.00 pm with a glass of wine, at 5.30 Peter Wells will announce who he and his fellow judges: Stevan Eldred-Grigg, Gina Cole and Julie Helean have chosen as the winners of the GABA funded, express writing contest.
Our talented and eclectic line-up includes Ron Brownson, Erin Fae, Michael Giacon, Sam Orchard, Steven Oates and Alex Jespersen Wild, all armed with a book they love and seven minutes to make you love it too.
The evening will kick off at 5pm with a glass of wine, courtesy of Glengarry, followed by the announcement of the winning entries in the express writing contest.
Then it's on to stand-up reviewing at its best: sharp, witty and always full strength, curated by Karen Craig.
Ron Brownson is Senior Curator New Zealand and Pacific Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.
Erin Fae is an artist, activist and mischief maker who divides her time between Auckland and New York City. She creates prints, books, zines, mail art and photographs, and is very fond of books in all shapes. Visit Erin's website.
Michael Giacon is an Auckland songwriter, performer, poet and educator.
Johnny Givins is a media icon, TV producer, director and actor, noted for such shows as Queer Nation, Hero Parade, and Captain’s Log. He is head of on-screen acting at South Seas Film and Television School.
Steven Oates is a radio and TV presenter, an actor, a DJ, and sometimes a quizmaster. His hit list of shows includes Around the Bend on 95bFM, Takataapuiwith Māori Broadcasting, the ALT TV show Sparkle on Sunday, Wild Oates on Radio Ponsonby, and Queer Nation with TV2. Visit Steven's website.
Sam Orchard describes himself on Twitter (@Sam_Orchard) as “Just your regular ol’ transman comic artist”. He is also an advocate and educator for queer and trans rights.
Craig Ranapia is a freelance critic and cultural commentator who's old enough to know better. He contributes to Public Address and the New Zealand Listener but is open to all reasonable offers.
Alex Wild Jespersen is a teacher. She's also the author of The constant losers, a novel about queer nerds making zines in Auckland in 2008.