February 2021 LILAC news
Kia ora
Welcome to our first newsletter for 2021.

We have a busy time coming up at LILAC and hope to see you for our events and some good reading material ...

  • Tuesdays at the LILAC Lounge
  • Author Mia Farlane speaking at LILAC
  • New books
  • Featured book display

Tuesdays at the LILAC Lounge

LILAC is open on Tuesday evenings from 6pm. The LILAC Lounge will offer more social, and less book-ish activities. We're aiming for a simple, and reasonably predictable monthly rotation. All members and their lesbian friends welcome. Check the webpage and like the LILAC facebook page for programme updates.

As part of the Wellington Pride Festival 2021 we are offering a board games evening with Cards Against Humanity! on Tuesday 23 March at 6pm. More info about the game on the Tuesdays webpage.

Are you okay - a talk by Mia Farlane

Wednesday 24 March 6.30pm

Kiwi author Mia Farlane will speak at LILAC library on writing and researching.

Mia writes darkly humorous literary fiction re flailing relationships, failed intimacies and mental health. After spending several years in France she moved to London. Her first novel 'Footnotes to Sex' (Viking/Penguin) is available at LILAC. She returned to Aotearoa in 2019 completing her third novel, thanks to a Creative NZ grant. Mia has recently returned to Wellington for another visit, and is writing full-time.

There will be drinks and nibbles from 6.30pm before the presentation from Mia at 7pm.

Koha admission at the LILAC venue, level 2,187 Willis Street - there is a lift.
We look forward to seeing you there.

This event is part of the Wellington Pride Festival 2021.

Mia Farlane in conversation with Anne Goodwin

Mia Farlane is having an online conversation with Anne Goodwin, author of 'Sugar and Snails' (Inspired Quill, Polari Prize short-listed), via zoom on 25 February, 8am (Aotearoa/NZ-time). They will be discussing their debut novels and reading from them. Register here to receive the zoom link.

New books to watch out for ....
Witty and graphic lesbian coming-out odyssey
Japanese author's exploration of her sexuality and growing
Novel about an Irish-Indian lesbian activist who craves belonging

Featured display: Other Places

We display books on a theme on the top of the dispay case at the east end of the LILAC room. The current display is Other Places - novels and memoirs from Asia, Africa and Latin America. Have a browse next time you are at LILAC.

LILAC gratefully acknowledges the invaluable financial support we receive from the Armstrong and Arthur Charitable Trust for Lesbians.

The A&A Trust  commemorates the support of Bette Armstrong and Bea Arthur for the lesbian community in Wellington. It is a registered charity that welcomes bequests and donations to enable it to assist lesbian communities in the Wellington region.

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