Join us at Deptford Lounge for a celebration of LGBTQ+/Queer identities, language and shared heritage in Wales, the UK and Viet Nam, with an exhibition and launch event following the publication of ‘Room/Ystafell/Phòng’.
The exhibition will launch with a creative workshop and sharing with the writers on Friday 2 February. Find out more about this pay-what-you-decide workshop and book onto it.
A celebration of LGBTQ+/Queer identities, language and shared heritage in Wales, the UK and Viet Nam.
Following the publication of Room/Ystafell/Phòng six writers, three from Việt Nam and three from Wales come together to discuss their queer identities and how it has been shaped by the world around them. Featuring discussion transcripts, poetry, photography, collages and prose.
A man takes to the ballroom scene after months of lockdown in Há Nội, entranced by the vogue gods. An 81 year old lesbian artist writes to her ex-lovers daughter to explore her ten strange dreams. At 2am a young woman strides through Queen Street, Cardiff writing love notes to her cariad. Exploring sexuality, love and loss, language, cultural heritage, nature and joy this anthology sheds light on the queer experience in Wales and Việt Nam.
The writers are:
Room/Ystafell/Phòng was published by Parthian Books, November 2023, in collaboration with British Council as part of their UK in Viet Nam season.
You can buy it here