Chennai Queer LitFest comes to Twitter Spaces, tune in!
Chennai, 17 September 2021: Queer Chennai Chronicles (@QCChronicles) – an organisation working towards representation of the queer community in Tamil literature – has been hosting the Chennai Queer LitFest since 2018 to bring the community together for uninhibited discussions on writing, art and culture. This year, the Chennai Queer LitFest is coming to Twitter Spaces!
Spaces lets people come together to have live, audio conversations and has found wide reception among Tamil speaking audiences. The popularity of #TamilSpaces also inspired the launch of a dedicated emoji to support and encourage more conversations. Among these #TamilSpaces, the queer community in and around Chennai have found an open stage to share their unique experiences and stories, discuss interests that they’re passionate and care about, and find a collective voice in unison through #QueerTamilSpaces. After a successful virtual fest in 2020, #QLF2021 will now be an audio-only event hosted on Twitter Spaces – a platform that has become home to conversations from the Tamil queer community – between the 18th and 24th of September, 2021.
The seven-day event is set with an exciting line-up of discussions on a range of themes – oral history of Tamil-speaking trans women, queer narratives in storytelling & filmmaking, inclusive media reporting, and more. These discussions will attempt to uncover how the queer community is represented in Tamil literature and culture, address gaps in this representation and rewrite the role of queer-folk in shaping literary culture.
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To join the Chennai Queer LitFest and immerse into a week long discussion of queer art and culture, Tweet with the hashtags #QLF2021, #QueerTamilSpaces, #TamilSpace, #TamilSpaces, #தமிழ்Space or #தமிழ்Spaces and stay tuned to the conversation.