2017 Programme

After the successful launch of the same same but different festival in 2016, we are back with another vibrant weekend of queer writing and writers specifically for a New Zealand audience. As you will see in this programme, we have gathered a scintillating array of writers to enchant, entertain, challenge and infuriate you.

This year we have expanded the festival to include writers both from New Zealand and overseas. During the past 12 months, talented local LGBTQI writers have published for the first time, often to great critical acclaim, while writers abroad continue to give voice to the lives and concerns of queer people everywhere. We hope you enjoy samesame but different 2017. We guarantee you a stimulating and enjoyable weekend.