<i>Out Here: an Anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ writers from Aotearoa</i>.

Out Here: an Anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ writers from Aotearoa.

Emma Barnes on ‘Out Here'

Monica Brewster Evening
  • Tue 12 Jul 2022
  • 6—8PM
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre
  • Students with ID free
  • Friends $10 | General $15
  • Refreshments provided | All welcome
  • Booking essential - available below
  • All welcome

Emma Barnes and Chris Tse spent close to three years working on ‘Out Here: an Anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ writers from Aotearoa’. Hear from Emma about the process from its inception, through to the creation of the beautiful object we can now hold in our hands.

Emma will talk about the challenges and the triumphs which included, the huge number of submissions and identified writers, lockdowns, Covid related printing delays and being unable to launch as the delta outbreak happened towards the end of 2021. While the delightful writer and reader reactions and small releases when they could happen, united the community.

Come along to hear more about this colourful collection, inside and out. 

In advance of this event, you can buy Out Here: an Anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ writers from Aotearoa in the Govett-Brewster Design Store or online below:
From Auckland University Press HERE
From Bookety HERE


More about Emma Barnes:

Emma Barnes (Pākehā, they/them) lives in Aro Valley in Pōneke | Wellington. Their poetry has been published in journals including Landfall, Turbine | Kapohau, Cordite and Best New Zealand Poems. They are the author of the poetry collection I Am in Bed with You (2021) and a co-editor of Out Here: An anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ writers from Aotearoa (2021) alongside Chris Tse. When not focusing on poetry Emma is into powerlifting, collecting pottery and deep conversations. 


The Monica Brewster Evenings (MBE) in association with Govett Quilliam – The Lawyers bring an impressive array of national and international artists and cultural thinkers to New Plymouth. For a different kind of night out, join us for talks, presentations and performances in a casual and intimate atmosphere.

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  • Student
    Free
  • Concession
    $10.00
  • General
    $15.00
Image courtesy of Emma Barnes.

Image courtesy of Emma Barnes.

<i>Out Here: an Anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ writers from Aotearoa</i>.

Out Here: an Anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ writers from Aotearoa.

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