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Gender Matters in Writing

Sam Orchard talks to writers Emma Barnes, Jackson Nieuwland and Jiaqiao Liu about the complexities and beauty of writing about gender in Aotearoa today. Writing about identity and embodiment can be a complicated and vulnerable task, but each of these three writers find unique ways to share themselves with their readers, breaking binaries and building new spaces to be themselves. The recording begins with an introduction by Paul Diamond and ends with an expression of thanks from Chris Szekely, Chief Librarian of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

The event was held in Taiwhanga Kauhau - the National Library auditorium - on 16 August 2021 (just a day before New Zealand again went into a nationwide Covid Level-4 lockdown). It was organised by the New Zealand Society of Authors (Wellington) in association with the Lesbian and Gay Archives NZ and the Alexander Turnbull Library.

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Record date:16th August 2021
Location:Taiwhanga Kauhau (National Library), Wellington
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Archive:The master recording is archived at the Alexander Turnbull Library (OHDL-004628).