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Celebrating 'Invisible Boys'

Tuesday November 26, 2019
18:00 - 20:00

Join us during Pride Week for an evening celebrating Holden Sheppard’s debut novel, Invisible Boys published by Fremantle Press.

Start the evening off with a bit of mingling and nibbles before Holden Sheppard discusses Invisible Boys in conversation with Jay Anderson. Following their discussion will be readings from Perth’s LGBTQIA+ all-inclusive AFL 9s team, the Perth Hornets. Finish the evening with a reading from Holden himself and a quick Q&A session for any burning questions.

Copies of Invisible Boys will be on sale at the Centre for Stories courtesy of Westbooks.


About Invisible Boys

In a small town, everyone thinks they know you: Charlie is a hardcore rocker, who’s not as tough as he looks. Hammer is a footy jock with big AFL dreams, and an even bigger ego. Zeke is a shy over-achiever, never macho enough for his family. But all three boys hide who they really are. When the truth is revealed, will it set them free or blow them apart?

‘Sheppard pulls no punches in this story, challenging expectations and taking the reader on a dark journey through each boy’s life, with only a sliver of light at the end providing hope for a brighter future. This book feels somewhat unmoored from time, with a raw edginess … which brings to mind books like Puberty Blues and the work of Tim Winton.’ Junior Books + Publishing

‘… this debut novel is one of those books that only comes around once in a generation … to think that a whole new generation of young queer readers will have the opportunity to see themselves in this book: that’s a powerful thought.’ Out in Perth


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Holden Sheppard

Holden Sheppard’s debut novel Invisible Boys explores societal prejudice and restrictions, and issues of sexual and cultural identity from a gay teenage point of view. It won the 2017 Ray…

Jay Anderson

Jay Anderson is a writer, editor, and arts worker. He managed Centre for Stories queer storytelling project, Bright Lights, No City, and sits on their Board. Jay has been published by Margaret River Press and is currently completing a Masters at Curtin University.

Venue
Centre for Stories
100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge
WA, 6003

Public Transport
The Centre is a ten minute walk from the Perth train station and the Perth Busport, and is serviced by regular CAT buses.

Parking
Parking is available at the CPP Aberdeen street car park (25 metre walk) or at Wilsons car park on Zempilas St (10 metres).

Access
Wheelchair access is provided. The Centre for Stories aims to be an inclusive and supportive community venue, please contact us if you have any questions.

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