Presented by New Writing South and the Marlborough Theatre in 2019, The Coast Is Queer is a radical new festival for Brighton featuring some of the best LGBTQ+ literature.
From 12 – 15th September 2019 at The Spire in Brighton, we brought together writers, performers, academics, activists and readers for a weekend of events, workshops, panel discussions and performances to celebrate queer lives and writing.
In 2020, the festival returned for a digital one-off at the Big Book Weekend, with Juno Dawson and Patrick Ness, hosted by Katherine Webber.
In 2021 the Festival moves online from 5 – 7 February with confirmed speakers including Douglas Stuart, Val McDermid, Alan Hollinghurst, Valerie Mason-John, Phyll Opoko-Gyimah, Rosie Garland, Juno Dawson, Jamie Windust.
For more information about the festival go to www.coastisqueer.com
5 February 2021 - 7 February 2021