Australian trans author Quinn Eades comes to Auckland to talk about difference, change and his book of poetry. Published internationally, Quinn’s work lies at the nexus of feminist and queer theories of the body, autobiography and philosophy.
A lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies at La Trobe University, as well as the founding editor of Australia’s only interdisciplinary, peer reviewed, gender, sexuality and diversity studies journal, Writing from Below, Eades is the author of all the beginnings: a queer autobiography of the body and Rallying. He is currently working on a collection of fragments written from the transitioning body, titled Transpositions.
“I am at the Queensland Poetry Festival and Samoan poet Tusiata Avia asks what collection of molecules am I and I think about queer kinship and how do I trace my ancestors? Where is my lineage? My lineage is books, and dance floors, and documentaries – my lineage is not in my blood. It’s in Kathy Acker and Leslie Feinberg and Derek Jarman. That guy at Fair Day with a ‘MASC 4 MASC’ t-shirt on. It’s in protest signs. It’s in the slurs that we take and turn into love letters (faggot, queer, dyke, trannie, pervert, homo).”
A brilliant performer, Quinn will provide an afternoon of entertainment you will never forget. Introduced by Courtney Sina Meredith.
Accessible parking, toilets and seating available – guide dogs are welcome