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Benjamin Law + Alison Evans + Claire G. Coleman + Jax Jacki Brown

Brisbane Square Library

Panel / Love YA

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Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is the author of The Family Law (2010), Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012)—both nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards—and the Quarterly Essay on Safe Schools, Moral Panic 101 (2017). The Family Law is now also an award-winning SBS TV series, which Benjamin created and co-wrote. Every week, Benjamin co-hosts ABC RN’s weekly national pop culture show Stop Everything, and has appeared on TV shows including Q&A (ABC), The Drum (ABC), The Project (Ten) and Filthy Rich and Homeless (SBS).

Alison Evans

Alison Evans

Alison Evans is the award-winning author of the YA books Highway Bodies and Ida, and is a contributor in the new anthology Kindred: 12 Queer #loveozya Stories. Their first book, Ida, won the Victorian Premier's People's Choice Award 2017. They are co-editor of the zine Concrete Queers and live in Melbourne.
Claire G. Coleman

Claire G. Coleman

Claire G Coleman is a writer from Western Australia. She identifies with the South Coast Noongar people. Her family are associated with the area around Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun. Claire grew up in a Forestry's settlement in the middle of a tree plantation, where her dad worked, not far out of Perth. She wrote her black&write! fellowship-winning manuscript Terra Nullius while travelling around Australia in a caravan. Her latest book is The Old Lie.

Jax Jacki Brown

Jax Jacki Brown

Jax Jacki Brown is a disability and LGBTIQ rights activist, writer and educator based in Melbourne. Jax has written for Junkee, Daily Life, The Feminist Observer, Writers Victoria, ABC’s Ramp Up, Hot Chicks with Big Brains and Archer Magazine. Jax is published in: QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology (2015), Doing It: Women Tell the Truth about Great Sex (2016), QueerStories: Reflections on lives well lived by some of Australia’s finest LGBTIQA+ Writers (2018), Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA stories and Growing up Queer in Australia by Black Inc. Jax is passionate about the capacity of #ownvoices writing to promote pride, resilience and connection for people with disabilities.

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Michael Earp

Michael Earp

Michael Earp is the editor of Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories. He has passionately worked with Children’s and YA books for more than 16 years, currently at The Little Bookroom. He has a degree in Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Children’s Literature. He is a contributor to Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories (edited by Tobias Madden) and his writing has appeared in The Victorian Writer, Aurealis and Concrete Queers. He also established the #AusQueerYA tumblr to coincide with the #LoveOzYA campaign, of which he was previously the Committee Chair.

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