Useful websites, local and overseas

From the Auckland Writers Festival 2016 and 2017:

Book lists, book reviews, bibliographies, blogs

Online magazines

Digitisation projects

  • Dyke, a quarterly, published in New York City 1975-1979 - an annotated archive of issues, letters, ephemera and some side trips
  • Spare Rib, feminist magazine with significant lesbian content, published in the UK 1972-1993
  • Strange Sisters - (an archive) of lesbian paperback artwork from the 50s and 60s. LILAC has the book Strange sisters : the art of lesbian pulp fiction 1949-1969 by Jayne Zimet, shelved at 700 in the nonfiction section.

Lesbian history


... and some New Zealand women's history

Interviews with authors

  • Black Scottish author Jackie Kay interviewed by Nicola Sturgeon ... and there are a few other videos of her on youtube.
  • Rita Mae Brown talking about her background, getting the women's movement to accept lesbians and writing Rubyfruit Jungle.
  • A 1962 interview with Natalie Clifford Barney (1876-1972). Filmed at her home in the Latin Quarter of Paris, she talks about her life and the great writers and personalities she met and entertained in her salon. There is more information about her on wikipedia.
  • 1975 TV movie The Writer in America: Janet Flanner - Janet Flanner (1892-1978) wrote a weekly column for The New Yorker for 50 years, under the pen name "Genêt". As well as being one of the "women about Paris". (running time 29:16)
  • Jane Rule. An interview with Jane Rule (1931-2007) in which she talks about her work as a writer, the effects of that work on a larger audience, the film adaptation of 'Desert of the Heart', motherhood (which often appears as a theme in her work), her move from the US to Canada, teaching, art, loneliness, and much more.

Same Same But Different

Queer libraries, archives & museums

Local queer websites

Book shops!!

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