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Queer the Shelves

When: Saturday 29 June 10am to 7pm
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Join the Nottingham Queer Arts Collective for a day of literary pride

We’ve got LGBTQ authors, illustrators, and narrators from America, France, Canada, and all over the UK – and they’re converging on the beautiful and freshly built Nottingham Central Library, Nottingham for a full day of amazing panels, talks, and sets plus lots and lots of laughter.

There’s so much for you to enjoy, and we’ve even got the amazing podcasters Bare Books joining us to capture the event and your thoughts. Welcome to our queer world with a deep dive into fictional reality, creativity, and memoir. Queer the Shelves brings our community back together, and this festival is going to be epic.

Confirmed line-up: 

Julie Cohen, ‘Nathan Burgoine, Melissa Tereza, Clare Ashton, Jody Klaire, Chloe Keto, Simon Smalley, Iona Kane, E.V. Bancroft, Hope Newhouse, Matthew Bright, Jourdyn Kelly, KC Lylark, Margaux Fox, Ami Spencer, Thom Seddon, Jo Fletcher, CJ DeBarra, Maggie McIntye, Valden Bush, Robyn Nyx, and Brey Willows.

Plus international comedian Rosie Wilby will be pulling us from our post-lunch coma and thrilling us at the after-party.

We can’t wait to see you for this fantastic event celebrating so many aspects of the rainbow creative community.