Bookshop Queer Lit On Making Space For LGBTQ+ Literature

What’s your favourite queer book? The book lovers among us will know what it’s like to see ourselves in what we read; a lot of us may even remember the first time we found a character in a book who shared our identity, and how that validation felt. However, with the mainstream still dominated byContinue reading “Bookshop Queer Lit On Making Space For LGBTQ+ Literature”

Interview: Playwright Tamsin Rees On… Subtext, Angry Women, And The Infinite Potential Of Plays

Tamsin Rees is a playwright and artist. She is currently an Associate Artist at Newcastle’s Live Theatre, and was a member of the first Royal Court Writers Group North. The stories told through her work are rooted in the North East and explore sexuality, class and power. We spoke to Tamsin about people-watching, writing charactersContinue reading “Interview: Playwright Tamsin Rees On… Subtext, Angry Women, And The Infinite Potential Of Plays”

Interview: Author Rexx Deane on… Sequels, Self-Publishing, And Creating Brand New Worlds

Rexx Deane is a science-fiction author. The first book in his “Synthesis: Weave” series was self-published in 2015, and he is currently adapting it into a screenplay. We spoke to Rexx about disability representation in sci-fi, weaving a sense of wonder into his stories, and creating believable characters whose motivations can sometimes push events off-course.Continue reading “Interview: Author Rexx Deane on… Sequels, Self-Publishing, And Creating Brand New Worlds”

Interview: Poet Andreena Leeanne On… Feeling The Fear, Speaking Your Truth, And Coping Through Creativity

Andreena Leeanne is a poet, inspirational speaker, and the founder of Poetry LGBT Open Mic Night. Andreena’s first book of poetry, ‘Charred: A Survivor Speaks Her Truth To Inspire’, was published in 2020 by Team Angelica. Andreena was shortlisted for the Positive Role Model Award for LGBT at the National Diversity Awards in 2020, for herContinue reading “Interview: Poet Andreena Leeanne On… Feeling The Fear, Speaking Your Truth, And Coping Through Creativity”

Interview: Writer and Filmmaker Lucy Rose On… Cathartic Horror, Problematic Directors, And Why You Should Write What You Know

Lucy Rose is an award-winning writer and director, specialising in horror and fantasy. Lucy’s prose can be found in a range of publications, while her most recent film, “She Lives Alone,” is currently on a BAFTA and Oscar-qualifying festival run. We spoke to Lucy about the catharsis of horror, the importance of writing what youContinue reading “Interview: Writer and Filmmaker Lucy Rose On… Cathartic Horror, Problematic Directors, And Why You Should Write What You Know”

Calling All Queer Writers!

Calling all queer writers! If you’re an author, poet, playwright or scriptwriter in the LGBTQ+ community, we would love to hear from you. We’re looking for LGBTQ+ people to interview about their creative work and processes ahead of our launch next month. Get in touch via our Contact Page, or email queercreativesuk.gmail.com.