Welcome to the 2018 Bent Street Cafe – the place for ongoing arts, writing and ideas. Next year we take over the web page next door ‘Bent Street Cafe 2019’. ‘Follow’ this website and get email alerts for when something new appears on the menu.
Freddie and Me by Steve RE Pereira
The Brotherhood by Eric Turton
Game Changer by Peter Mitchell
An Invitation for Arvo Tea on the Verandah by Jean Taylor
Profiles and Portraits
Mara Maya Devi by Guy James Whitworth
Peter de Waal by Guy James Whitworth
Queerdom by Jamie James
Candy Royalle by Guy James Whitworth
2018 – The Year in Queer: Refusal Tweets – Tiffany Jones
A locked closet: LGBTI rights around the world – Dennis Altman.
Queering the Classroom – Rebecca Ryall – an examination of heteronormativity and cisnormativity in the Catholic school context.
The KINQ Manifesto – Craig Middleton & Nikki Sullivan discuss how Knowledge Industries Need Queering.
Safe Spaces – a new report on LGBTIQ+ Muslims – Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
Ink & Vinyl Therapy – Martin Roberts
Life writing as an outlet for LGBTIQA+ youth by Roz Bellamy
Gender in the early childhood setting by Rachel Chapman
Intersex People & Internalised Corrective Bodily Bias by Mandy Henningham and Tiffany Jones
Love’s Pure Light – A Refection on the Passage of Marriage Equality by Michael Bernard Kelly
Guy James Whitworth – on masculinity and its subversions
Peter Mitchell talks about his memoir Fragments through the Epidemic
Lucetta Kam is the author of Shanghai Lalas: Female Tongzhi Communities and Politics in Urban China
Tina Healy is an advocate, peer support worker and an elder in the transgender community.
Ashley Sievwright – talking about his new novel and the idea of ‘Australian Gothic.
A Place That Should Be Home: A Conversation with Steve RE Pereira
Jeff Herd is a Melbourne-based musician who has just released his debut album Boy Down …
Young Adult Fiction in #20gayteen: A Conversation with Adrienne Kisner
Peter Mitchell – Three Poems
Aurea Kochanowski – Tasseography
René Bennett – Post-Optimistic
Tina Healy – We Were The Ones That Went Before
Madison Griffiths – Three Poems
Tramming it by Jean Taylor
Island Fragments by Andy Murdoch
Conga Line by Holly Zwalf
Two Wild Outlaws by James May
A Dolphin in the Ganges – a short story by Steve R.E. Pereria
Excerpt from Slightly Foxed, a novel in development by Ashley Sievwright
Excerpt from Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner