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Author Talk: Sam Elkin with Jasper Peach

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm



Port Phillip Library Service
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Predominantly for adults
Wheelchair AccessibleWheelchair accessible
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Lesbian, Trans and Gender Diverse, Queer
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St Kilda Library
150 Carlisle Street
St Kilda, Victoria 3182 Australia
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Writing, reading & literature

Join us for a special IDAHOBIT author talk. Sam Elkin will be discussing his debut memoir, Detachable Penis: A Queer Legal Saga, which relates his bumpy journey from lesbian to transgender lawyer in the aftermath of the 2017 marriage equality vote. Sam will be joined by author and speaker Jasper Peach.

About Sam Elkin
Sam Elkin is the host of 3RRR radio show Queer View Mirror and ABC History Listen’s Crossing Time: A History of Transgender Australia. His essays have been published in Kill Your Darlings, Griffith Review, The Age, Meanjin, Overland and Island magazine. He is a co-editor of Nothing to Hide: Voices of Trans and Gender Diverse Australia, and his debut narrative non-fiction book will be available in May.

About Jasper Peach
Jasper Peach is a trans, non-binary and disabled writer, speaker and parent. They are passionate about equitable access and inclusion, focused around the dismantling of misplaced shame via storytelling. Their first book, You’ll be a Wonderful Parent was published March 2023 by Hardie Grant and is a celebration of rainbow families of all kinds.

Copies of Sam’s book, and Jasper Peach’s You’ll be a Wonderful Parent will be available to purchase on the night thanks to Hares & Hyenas Bookstore.