Proud Stories in Sunshine: Youth LGBTIQA+ Storytelling Workshop & Performance showcase

Sam Elkin

Event Date: 
18 March 2022
Author / Presenters: 
Alison Evans and Nevo Nisin

Learn to tell your own authentic stories with LGBTIQA+ authors Alison Evans and Nevo Zisin. During this workshop, you’ll learn about the craft of writing and how to tell your own story on stage in the lead up to our storytelling showcase.

Open to all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Asexual (LGBTIQA+) and questioning young people and their allies under 25 who live in Melbourne’s west.

Alison Evans is the award-winning author of three young adult novels: Euphoria Kids, Highway Bodies and Ida. They are a contributor to the YA anthologies Kindred: 12 Queer #loveozya Stories and Hometown Haunts: Horror #loveozya Tales. They run a fortnightly writing group for trans youth with Nevo Zisin, work as a children's specialist bookseller and are based on Wurundjeri Land.

Nevo Zisin (they/them) is a queer, non-binary, Jewish writer, performer, activist and public speaker based in Naarm/ Birraranga / Melbourne. They run workshops in schools and professional development training in workplaces around transgender identities. Author of award-winning Finding Nevo (2017), a memoir on gender transition and The Pronoun Lowdown (2021), a useful guidebook on all things related to pronouns.

Their work has appeared in The Saturday Paper, NGV Magazine, Archer Magazine, Junkee, Kindred – A Queer Australian Young Adult Anthology, SBS, Hack Live and The Morning Show amongst others.

They are a mentor for The Pinnacle Foundation, one of Out for Australia's 30 Under 30 for 2019, an ambassador for both Wear It Purple and the Victorian Pride Centre as well as a member of the Gender Euphoria cast - Australia's largest all trans & gender diverse show on a main stage.