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Queers Live Here

June 15, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Finding Our Place Through Fiction & Zines

In celebration of Pride month, join Hamilton authors Anuja Varghese, Nairne Holtz, and zinester Erin War for an evening of Queer art and literature on Thursday, June 15th, 7-8:30 pm at WAHC. Each author will read from their original work followed by a facilitated q&a with the audience.

Drawing on the themes found in our Spring/Summer exhibition, Infrastructures of Dissent, Anuja, Nairne, and Erin will discuss Queer space, placemaking, and bodies as sites of resistance in relation to their writing, zine-making, and creative work.

This event is FREE to the public and we ask that you pre-register via the link below.

Author Bios

Anuja Varghese

Anuja Varghese is a QWOC Pushcart-nominated writer whose work appears in Hobart, The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, Plenitude Magazine, Southern Humanities Review, So to Speak Journal, Flock Literary Journal, and Corvid Queen: A Journal of Feminist Fairy Tales, among others.

In 2022, Anuja has work included in When Other People Saw Us, They Saw the Dead, an anthology of BIPOC gothic horror from Haunt Press, and Queer Little Nightmares, an anthology of queer monster stories from Arsenal Pulp Press. Her debut short story collection titled Chrysalis, exploring South Asian diaspora experience through a feminist, speculative lens, will be released in spring 2023 with House of Anansi.

Nairne Holtz

Nairne Holtz is a librarian and novelist who also has a private investigator's license. Her books have been short-listed for two Lambda Literary Awards and Quebec's McAuslan First Book Prize. She began her writing career in the early 90s in Montreal with the creation of a pansexual porn zine, Pornorama. She now lives in Hamilton and is working on a mystery, Skunk Town

Erin War

51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 1B5       905.522.3003       Public Hours: Click here