An Evening with Emily Garside

Friday 13th October 2023
18:00 at Waterstones, Birmingham

An Evening with Emily Garside

Join us for a fantastic evening with Emily Garside, discussing her latest book ‘Gay Aliens and Queer Folk’. Following the stellar career of Russell T. Davies from Queer as Folk to It’s A Sin, with a nod to the forthcoming Doctor Who revival, this book tells how one of Wales’s most renowned and beloved screenwriters represented queer lived on television and the huge cultural impact this has had. 
About the Book
The television writing of Russel T. Davies defies easy categorisation, ranging from children’s programmes, across Shakespeare, historical drama and comedy, to the landmark series that have made him a household name. 
‘Gay Aliens and Queer Folk takes a deep dive into the queer narratives Russel T Davies has brought to our screens, exploring how each work created new spaces fro LGBT+ stories to enter our living rooms and looking at their impact on the people who saw themselves reflected on mainstream television, often for the first time. 
Covering Russell T Davies’ career from his earliest work to his highly anticipated return to the TARDIS for Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary, and highlight key themes such as politics, sex, AIDS and the role of Wales in his writing, Emily Garside reveals how Davies broke down barriers, showing gay characters unapologetically living their lives to the full and celebrating the complexity and joy of queer identities. 
About the Author
Emily Garside is a writer and professional nerd, based in Cardiff. She has a PhD in theatrical responses to the AIDS crisis and is a leading expert on LGBTQ+ theatre. Emily regularly writes for journals such as The Queer Review, American Theatre, and Wales Art Review, ans she is also the author of ‘Love That Journey For Me: The Queer Revolution of Schitt’s Creek’.
Birmingham Waterstones, Birmingham
Friday 13th October 2023

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