Welcome to LILAC's February newsletter letting you know about our Book Group, Auckland's Samesame but Different writers' festival which has moved online, and new titles.
The Collective will soon be planning some events for the next few months [covid permitting of course]; if you have ideas to contribute we would love to hear from you - just email email@example.com with your ideas and offers.
We are mindful that the LILAC Lounge is a small space and we are observing the RED traffic light settings - please scan or sign in when you visit, wear your facemask, have your vaccination pass handy, and 1 metre distancing. Hand sanitiser is available.
It's cosy at the LILAC Lounge ... in a socially distanced way of course. Come along for February Book (& cake) Group or just pop in to get some reading or movies.
Book Group Wednesday 9 February 6.15 - 7.30pm
This month Book Group is featuring Humour and we have a great selection - from Alison Bechdel's complete Dykes to Watch Out For to Anna Pulley's The Lesbian sex haiku book (with cats!). Check what we have in our TinyCAT catalogue.
Samesame but Different 16-20 February
Samesame but Different is a writers and readers festival for us - the only festival of its kind in Aotearoa that provides a space to uphold queer literature and authors. It is held in February each year as part of Auckland Pride. Pride has been cancelled this year, so Samesame has moved most of its programme online ... now we can enjoy it too in Wellington. All events are free, with registrations at eventbrite. Explore the programme - there should be something for every reading lesbian.
The Wellington Writers' Festival, part of the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts, is developing a programme of digital recordings - watch their website for updates.
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 bequestsand donations to enable it to assist lesbian communities in the Wellington region.
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