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Queer Book Club – Sydney Group / Zoom

28 June @ 19:00 - 21:30

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An event every month that begins at 19:00 on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 22 November 2022


Hello queer readers

In June we’re taking a big swipe at European history with Colm Toibin’s “The Magician”.

Thomas Mann, who died in 1955, is one of Germany’s most celebrated authors. The world was shocked when, in 1975, Mann’s secret diaries were made public revealing his hidden homosexual desires. With this new lens, Colm Toibin’s novel takes us on a journey of Mann’s life and the historical events that he and his family were a part of. Part historical fiction, part biography, it’s a beautiful novel about a complex life.

This is fun and friendly evening hosted by Phil Lynch. It takes place on the fourth Tuesday of every month in Ultimo and on Zoom. We all read or listen to a queer friendly book in advance (selected by Phil) and meet in a small group to have a chat about the book, the characters, what we liked and didn’t, memories it may bring up and how a story may relate to us today. This is a great opportunity for young and old to talk about some of our new and old queer stories.

We provide tea, coffee and light snacks. You are welcome to BYO wine and food. Often people choose to order either dumplings or pizza from next door to eat whilst chatting. Its an easy chilled evening and you certainly don’t need to be a literary buff.

We now have a list for the books of 2021 so you can choose all, or which specific ones, you might want to read. Tickets for each month ($10 live / $5 zoom) become available one month before each club night.

Upcoming Books:  


  • 26 April : Invisible Boys, Holden Sheppard
  • 24 May : Now That I See You, Emma Batchelor
  • 28 June : The Magician, Colm Toibin
  • 26 July : Down the Hume, Peter Polites
  • 23 August : The Nancys, RWR McDonald
  • 27 September : Cleanness, Garth Greenwell
  • 25 October : Gary Lonesborough, The Boy From the Mish
  • 22 November :The Swimming Pool Library, Alan Hollinghurst

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28 June
19:00 - 21:30
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Wattle Street
Sydney, NSW 2007 Australia
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Phil Lynch