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Queer Lit

MELT Talks

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Join two of Australia’s acclaimed young authors, Alison Evans and Nevo Zisin to hear them chat about their latest books with author author and theatre-maker Claire Christian.

Alison’s Highway Bodies is a unique zombie apocalypse story featuring a range of queer and gender non-conforming teens who have lost their families and friends and can only rely upon each other. Nevo’s personal, political and passionate award winning book, Finding Nevo, is an autobiography about gender and everything that comes with it.

Alison Evans is a non-binary author from Melbourne and is the co-editor of Concrete Queers. Their novel, Ida (Echo) was the winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

Nevo Zisin is a Jewish, queer, non-binary writer, activist and public speaker with a particular focus on issues surrounding gender, sex, culture and sexuality.

Claire Christian is a storyteller – a writer, youth arts facilitator and theatre maker. Her debut Young Adult Novel Beautiful Mess won the Text Publishing Text Prize in 2016. She is also the director of Michelle Law’s acclaimed seasons of Single Asian Female.


About Finding Nevo: “A gorgeous coming of age story about one person’s journey to discover themselves. Zisin is a compelling storyteller with a delightful and exciting new voice.

Clementine Ford About Finding Nevo

A story of friendship, found-family, and zombies. Tender, relentless and genderqueer, Highway Bodies is a very Australian apocalypse.

Marlee Jane Ward About Highway Bodies


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.