About the 2022 Festival
The very first samesame but different festival in 2016 saw Peter Wells provide a space for LGBTQIA+ writers and readers to come together in a unique way. 2020 was our first festival without Peter, however his legacy continues.
This year’s theme of legacy is a nod to Peter, but also to our broader communities – our own families, and our LGBTQIA+ community – who are sometimes our only family, and those who have fought for us, written for us, or read to us.
The legacy of this festival is both a gift and an inheritance. It is one we don’t take lightly nor too seriously. We want to continue to bring you, the reader and the writers, a festival that celebrates our stories and lives.
Be inspired by new writing and by writing outside the lines, and writing that deals with the hard stuff. Reflect on who we are, who we write for and where we come from. Join us and our wonderful line up of writers.
This year’s festival has been a collaborative effort, put together by a volunteer board that comprises the following talented and passionate people: Joanne Drayton, Michael Giacon, Hiraani Himona, Lily Holloway, Nathan Joe, Molloy, Sam Orchard and Ian Watt.