Second Queer London Literature Event

As part of LGBT History Month, the Queer London Research Forum at the University of Westminster is pleased to be hosting its second annual Queer Literature event on Monday 8 February 2016, starting at 6.30pm.

This year our speakers will be Rachel Mann and Roz Kaveney, who will both read from their work and take questions from the audience. The event will be followed by a wine reception.

Rachel Mann is an Anglican priest, poet and queer theologian based in South Manchester. She is transgender and the author of three books, including an autobiography, Dazzling Darkness. Her poetry covers themes of gender, sexuality and faith. Rachel is currently Resident Poet at Manchester Cathedral.

Roz Kaveney is a poet, novelist, activist and cultural commentator. Her books include Reading the Vampire Slayer, the Lambda short-listed poetry collection Dialectic of the Flesh, and the novel Tiny Pieces of Skull, which the TLS called ‘a seminal fiction work on transgender identity and transphobia’.

The event is free and can be booked online through Eventbrite. We hope that you’ll be able to join us.

The Queer London Research Forum was established in 2013 and is housed in the Department of English at the University of Westminster. By bringing together academics, practitioners and participants from a wide variety of backgrounds, the Forum aims to encourage dialogue and debate about the range of London’s queer lives and experiences. The co-directors of the Forum are Simon Avery and Katherine M. Graham.

This event is proudly supported by the University of Westminster’s LGBT Staff Network. The network seeks to ensure that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) staff and students experience a safe university environment that celebrates diversity and actively encourages inclusion. During LGBT History Month the network seeks to reach out to London’s diverse LGBTQ communities through community engagement events. The LGBT Staff Network also provides a forum for staff to discuss issues of importance to LGBTQ lived experiences.