Author Talk: Sam Elkin and Dr Yves Ree at Mornington Library

Nothing to Hide is the first anthology of Australian trans and gender-diverse writing. It presents a diverse representation of the TGD community and provides insight into the trans experience for cisgender Australians. Edited by Sam Elkin, Alex Gallagher, Yves Rees, and Bobuq Sayed.

Sam Elkin, currently in residence at Portsea taking part in the Police Point Artist in Residence program, will give a writer’s talk at Mornington Library along with one of the co-editors, Dr Yves Rees, who will share their insights.

Dr Yves Rees is a writer and historian based on unceded Wurundjeri land. They are a Lecturer in History at La Trobe University, the co-host of Archive Fever history podcast, and the author of All About Yves: Notes from a Transition (Allen & Unwin, 2021). They are also co- editor of Nothing to Hide: Voices of Trans and Gender Diverse Australia (Allen & Unwin, 2022). Rees was awarded the 2020 ABR Calibre Essay Prize and a 2021 Varuna Residential Fellowship. Their writing has featured in the Guardian, The Age, Sydney Review of Books, Australian Book Review, Meanjin, the Griffith Review and Overland, among other publications. 

Sam Elkin is a writer and host of the 3RRR radio show Queer View Mirror. Born in England and raised on Noongar land, Sam now lives on unceded Wurundjeri land. Sam’s essays have been published in the Griffith Review, Overland and Kill Your Darlings. Sam is a co-editor of Nothing to Hide: Voices of Trans and Gender Diverse Australia and host of the ABC History Listen series Crossing Time: A History of Trangender Australia. Sam’s debut book will be out with Upswell Publishing in mid-2024.


Book sales and signings will be available. 

Date & Time: Thursday 9 November, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Mornington Library, Vancouver Street, Mornington
Cost: Free