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I am pleased to announce that my book “Black, Gay & Underage - A Memoir of London” was launched at Ariel Bookshop, 98 Oxford Street Darlinghurst on Wednesday 30 January.
In this first volume of a 3-part memoir, Wil Roach writes about living within a Caribbean culture in the heart of London in the ’70s and ’80s. Born on the island of Trinidad, he grew up as a gay black boy in the frosty capital of Britain, learning by degrees about cultural and sexual diversity.
An anthology of Australian multicultural queer adventures, edited by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
Sad and funny, sexy and sensitive, angry and insightful: the deeply personal stories in this book reflect a rainbow of experiences and emotions, as diverse as the storytellers themselves.
Join chief editor Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli and the Australian LGBTQI Multicultural Council for a journey of discovery through queer multicultural multifaith Australia, with more than sixty voices from across the spectrum of sexualities and genders, families and relationships.
Edited by Thomas Thorpe and launched on 26 September, 2018. 12:30–1:30pm. Presenting the talented, published poets of the Poetry at SMSA group reading from their own works, with poems covering eclectic topics ranging from love and home improvement, to going to school and Christmas.
Featuring poetry by Kate Lumley, Paul Cooke, Wilfred Roach, Thomas Thorpe and Assumption Pritchett, along with a special tribute to John Upton (deceased).
Venue: Tom Keneally Centre, SMSA, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney.
Wil provided the following review of Spoken Medicine by Gabrielle Journey Jones:
'Gabrielle’s collection of poetry is dazzling in its scope and intensity. The medicine gets to all the neglected parts of ourselves. Readers are in for a thought-provoking treat. It is wonderful that the world of spoken word is graced by a poet of such fierce integrity and poetic vitality.’ - Wilfred C. Roach, poet, writer and performer
Sydney School of Arts and Humanities
http://ssoa.com.au/all-you-need-is-love-this-christmas/ by Wil Roach 15 December 2018
“So this is Diversity at Christmas”. Two pieces to deepen the Christmas experience here: one from a Spanish Australian and another from a Greek Australian. A gesture towards appreciating national differences in the Christian celebration
Posted: 22 December, 2018 by Christine Williams for the Sydney School of Arts and Humanities - READ HERE http://ssoa.com.au/writings-of-the-week-2/
Queerstories hosted by Maeve Marsden
“Forgive and Forget” by Wil Roach, October 2018, Sydney
Wil shares stories about family and relationships, about how lives intersect messily but, in the end love helps us heal. Queerstories is an LGBTQIA+ storytelling night programmed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. For Queerstories event dates, visit www.maevemarsden.com, and follow Queerstories on Facebook.