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A new festival of LGBTQ+ Literature

12-15th September 2019, The Spire (BN2 5JN)

City Books are proud to be the official festival bookseller for brand new LGBTQ+ literature festival The Coast is Queer. To buy tickets and for more information please see The Coast is Queer website.

New Writing South and The Marlborough Theatre present The Coast is Queer, a radical new festival featuring some of the best LGBTQ+ literature.

The festival 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 the 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. For more information please see The Coast is Queer website.

Confirmed speakers 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)