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Leeds Mini LGBT+ Lit Fest

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15 Feb 2020 11am - 3pm

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Leeds Central Library

Municipal Buildings, Calverley Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AB

Leeds Mini LGBT+ Lit Fest takes place during LGBT History Month on the 3rd floor of Leeds Central Library.

Yvy DeLuca

Tainted Beauty, 11am-12noon

Yvy DeLuca describes herself as a delicious Yvycake made up of an assortment of ingredients designed to stimulate the mind, as well as satisfy a hunger for self-expression. As a proud Indian transgender woman, Yvy uses written and video blogs to talk about trans issues by using #LetsTalkAboutTrans and uses her social media to spread awareness and support for the LGBTQ community.

Tainted Beauty is a heartfelt, sexy and hilarious no-holds-barred look into the life of a woman who isn't afraid to tell it like it is.

Interview by Leeds Queer Film Fest's Olivia Thomas.

Luke Turner

Out of the Woods, 12.30-1.30pm

Luke Turner's critically-acclaimed memoir Out of the Woods, a reflection on sexuality, masculinity and the relationship between humans and 'nature' is his first book. Out Of The Woods was shortlisted for the 2019 Wainwright Prize for nature writing, longlisted for the Polari Prize for first book by an LGBT+ writer, and Turner has been selected by Val McDiarmid as one of 10 most important LGBT+ writers for a British Council and National Centre for Writing initiative. He is co-founder and editor of The Quietus and writes for a variety of publications.

Interview by Leeds LGBT+ Book Club and Leeds Bi Group's Emily Metcalfe.

Meg-John Barker

Rewriting the Rules, 2-3pm

Meg-John Barker is the author of a number of popular books on sex, gender, and relationships, including Queer: A Graphic History, How To Understand Your Gender, Life Isn’t Binary, Enjoy Sex (How, When, and IF You Want To), Rewriting the Rules, The Psychology of Sex, and The Secrets of Enduring Love. They have also written a number of books for scholars and counsellors on these topics, drawing on their own research and therapeutic practice.

Interview by Trans Pride Leeds' Robin Clewer.

All proceeds from this event go towards future Leeds LGBT+ Literature Festival events.

Image Info: Emily - Leeds LGBT+ Literature Festival

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

Tickets are essential: £2 per session or £5 for all three. Or email for a free access ticket of you are on a low-no income

  • Wheelchair access
Leeds LGBT+ Literature Festival
  • Adults only
  • Wheelchair access
  • Discussion
  • Festival
  • LGBT+
  • Literature
  • Talk
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