Craig Silvey’s latest work Honeybee is a much-loved novel about compassion and overcoming trauma that has been praised for its empathetic portrayal of...

Let's Talk About Honeybee and Fluidity: Craig Silvey with Glace Chase

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The Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building
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Vivid Ideas Exchange, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
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   Let’s talk about Fluidity & Honeybee: Craig Silvey with Glace Chase
   Let’s talk about Fluidity & Honeybee: Craig Silvey with Glace Chase

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Craig Silvey

Craig Silvey is an author and screenwriter from Fremantle, Western Australia.
His critically acclaimed debut novel, Rhubarb, was published in 2004. His bestselling second novel, Jasper Jones, was released in 2009 and is considered a modern Australian classic. Published in over a dozen territories, Jasper Jones has won plaudits in three continents, including an International Dublin Literary Award shortlisting, a Michael J. Printz Award Honor, and a Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlisting. Jasper Jones was the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year for 2010. The stage adaptation of Jasper Jones was produced by no less than five different companies, who all performed separate sell-out productions, the Barking Gecko Theatre Company, Belvoir, Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre Company, and the State Theatre Company of South Australia.

Honeybee is his third novel. Since publication, Honeybee has sold over 100,000 copies, won Dymocks books of the year and the 2021 Indie Book Award for Fiction.

Glace Chase headshot

Glace Chase

Glace Chase is a multiple award winning “trans-queen” / performer / writer / comedienne / bon vivant. Described as “delightfully satanic” by Time Out NY, Glace’s work defies easy categorisation & spans disciplines. Glace created the world’s first Drag Queen Tour Guide business – Dream Queen Tours – named “Best Alternative Tour” by the International Travel & Hospitality Awards and she performs nightly across NYC in an array of comedy & storytelling shows.

As a playwright Glace has won two Griffin Awards and the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award, and has been shortlisted for almost every playwriting award in Australia.

Glace is currently under commission by Sydney Theatre Company for Drag County. Other plays include Whore, A Hoax, Oranges & Lemons, GULL or the lamentable comedy called Love (hereto known as the Trannies’ Revenge) and Nobody’s Girl.

Other career highlights include: signing NDAs for corporate cruises in the Caribbean & Italy; making an audience member cry at her weekly improv comedy night; one hundred 5-star reviews on Trip Advisor; and the annual Bushwig festival.

Event Details

Craig Silvey’s latest work Honeybee is a much-loved novel about compassion and overcoming trauma that has been praised for its empathetic portrayal of trans existence and uplifting sense of self-discovery. Honeybee introduces readers to the world of a young trans person, relating their experience of toxic masculinity and the suffocating expectation to conform. Honeybee is inspired by real life events and has been celebrated (as well as critiqued) by the trans community and others as a story that encourages a meaningful debate around diversity. It opens the door to discovery and inclusion.

In this conversation, Craig Silvey unpacks notions of representation, visibility and fluidity. He reveals the art of writing authentic characters and asks who has the right to tell certain stories. Craig is renowned for writing characters that speak to multiple generations and his novel Jasper Jones (2009), a coming-of-age story is hailed as a modern Australian classic.

Who better to have this conversation with than screenwriter, playwright, performer, comedienne and multi-award-winning ‘trans-queen’ Glace Chase. Described as “delightfully satanic” by Time Out NY, Glace’s work defies easy categorisation and spans disciplines. Glace is the author and star of Triple X – the smash hit show at the Sydney Theatre Company. As a playwright, she has won numerous accolades including two Griffin Awards and the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award. Glace also created the world’s first Drag Queen Tour Guide business – Dream Queen Tours – named “Best Alternative Tour” by the International Travel and Hospitality Awards and she performs nightly across New York City in an array of comedy and storytelling shows.

Join Craig and Glace for a thoughtful and entertaining fireside chat that promises to bend gender issues into shape. Open your sex-positive mind and bring all your burning questions.

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