banQuetpress is an independent Australian publisher. Established in 2009, our first publication was banQuet 2010: an anthology of art and writing by queer Australian women. In 2011 we launched publications by both queer men and women. These anthologies are annual publications and we’re currently preparing the 2012 anthologies. Our mission is to create publishing opportunities for emerging and recently established queer Australian writers and artists, and to provide Australian queer readers stories with a local flavour.
Apart from publishing anthologies, banQuetpress hosts spoken word performances, literary events and Writing Dirty Words workshops for authors. banQuetpress authors have participated in the midsumma festival launches, the ChillOut Festival, the F-Word Feminist Conference, Words in Winter and the Melbourne Leather Pride Festival. We support community diversity.
banQuetpress is owned and operated by Laura Dettori and Deanne Carson; and it is financially supported by the editors and queer community fundraising events. Production and events are assisted by a team of volunteers.
Dirty Words Workshop 2012
A new interactive, eyebrow-raising writing workshop about the tips, tricks and traps of writing about sex and sexualities allsorts. An opportunity for writers and those wishing to create personal stories for their lovers and playmates.
Includes ‘Writing Erotica Guide’ and spoken word performance readings of erotic tales. Guaranteed to stimulate your erotic literacy.
Presented by Carson & Dettori, Editors/Publishers, banQuetpress Part of the Oz Kink Fest
When: Sunday, 18/September, 4-7pm Where: Hares & Hyenas Bookshop, 63 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne Cost: $70(full) / $60(con), includes ‘Writing Erotica Guide’
Tickets available from TryBookings Bookings essential for catering and workshop materials