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Samesame but different festival – spotlighting our AUP writers

AUP is spotlighting our authors at this year's samesame but different festival. 

This year's festival will take place online, meaning you can tune in from anywhere around the country! Follow the links to register and access each session.

Our top pick for this year’s line-up is the Saturday Night Special – a celebration of Out Here: An Anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ writers from Aotearoa.

Looking back, Looking forward: The legacy of Takataapui/LGBTQI+ writers

7pm, Saturday 19 February

The Saturday Night Special is a celebration of AUP’s new ground-breaking anthology, Out Here: An Anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ writers from Aotearoa. Join editors Chris Tse and Emma Barnes in conversation about the book, with readings from the contributors.


Check out our other festival picks:

Queer Inspiration: LGBTQI+ writing that shaped us

7:30pm, Friday 18 February

AUP poet Rebecca Hawkes joins a panel of writers in conversation about their writerly inspirations.


By ourselves, for ourselves

12pm, Saturday 19 February

Join AUP poet Chris Tse as he chairs a session of writers discussing how identity and intersectionality have shaped their writing.


Writing the hard stuff

2pm, Saturday 19 February

AUP New Poet Vanessa Mei Crofsky joins a selection of writers for a session on the importance of writing about the ‘hard stuff’.


Pride Poetry Speakeasy

POSTPONED until the event can be live and in person.

AUP New Poet Lily Holloway features as a guest reading an open mic night celebrating rainbow poets and poetry.


Check out the full festival line-up over on the samesame but different website: