The acclaimed writer of The Gender Games welcomes some of her favourite trans authors to the Marlborough Theatre to celebrate the wealth of trans talent writing in the UK right now. Join us for a night of readings, animated conversation and a bit of a party!
In association with City Reads 2018.
7.30pm – Late
Joining Juno are Charlie Craggs, Christine Burns & SEA SHARP
Charlie Craggs tackles transphobia fabulously, through education and empowerment. She is the founder of award winning national campaign Nail Transphobia and has recently published ‘To My Trans Sisters’, an inspirational collection of letters written by successful trans women sharing the lessons they learnt on their journeys to womanhood. For her dedication and work, she has been recognised by The Guardian and the Independent as one of the most influential and inspirational LGBT people in the United Kingdom and ranked #1 on the Observer’s 2016 New Radicals list.
Christine Burns MBE has campaigned for a quarter of a century for the civil rights of transgender people, and has been involved with the trans community for more than forty years. She has worked as an equalities consultant, helped to put together new employment legislation and the Gender Recognition Act, and wrote the first ever official guidance about trans people for the Department of Health. Christine has also written extensively about transgender history in Britain. Her two volume work ‘Pressing Matters’ (2013,14) was an insider account of the lobby campaign which led to the passage of the Gender Recognition Act in 2004. Her latest book, ‘Trans Britain’ (Unbound, 2018), an edited anthology of eye-witness accounts, describes the historical journey of trans people over more than a century.
Christine Burns photograph by Kieron Chrisham Pholux.
SEA SHARP is a badass vegan QTPOC. They are a 2017 Pushcart Prize winner and author of the 2016 Prairie Seed Poetry Prize winning book, “The Swagger of Dorothy Gale & Other Filthy Ways to Strut”. Printed copies of this book are for sale (£10) and the e-book edition is available for a donation of your choosing at www.SeaThePoet.com. Their work has also been presented at events sponsored by Apples & Snakes, Hammer & Tongue, Brighton Dome, Pighog, Polari, and finally the Marlborough Theatre!
Jo Green is the founder of Distinction, the UK’s largest support group for partners of trans people (https://www.distinctionsupport.org/). They are the author of Queer Paganism and a Trans Partner’s Handbook as well as being the lyricist and lead singer for Pentacorn, a Brighton based trans punk band (https://pentacorn.bandcamp.com/). They live in Brighton with their wife and 3 cats.
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