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Shane Jenek

January 29 @ 7:30 pm AEST

$35

Shane Jenek (aka Courtney Act) discusses his latest memoir, Caught In The Act. A hilarious and at times heartbreaking story of searching for and finding oneself.

Raised in Brisbane suburbs by loving parents, Shane realised from a young age that he’s not like all the other boys. Fast forward to the turn of the millennium, he discovers a passion for drag and steps out as Courtney Act for the first time.

Courtney rose to national and global fame, making the Top 3 on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6; and taking the UK by storm on Celebrity Big Brother.

In this intimate and candid Writers+Ideas event, we get to meet Shane – the man behind the makeup.

Filled with trademark candour and wit, join Shane for a fearless and open-hearted conversation on gender, identity and acceptance.

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Courtney Act is a drag artist, singer, advocate and cultural provocateur. She has appeared on reality TV in Australia and overseas, including her breakout in 2003 on the first season of Australian Idol; making the Top 3 on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6; and taking the UK by storm on Celebrity Big Brother, which she won. When Courtney isn’t busy being glamorous on TV and stage, she’s a boy from Brisbane called Shane Jenek.

As a gender-fluid, queer person, Courtney uses her public profile to educate audiences on issues such as gender identity, sexuality, marriage equality, anti-racism and more. As a singer-songwriter she has released a pop EP and entertained audiences in her cabaret shows throughout the world. She currently splits her time following Pride parades and chasing summer between London, Los Angeles and Sydney.

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WRITERS+IDEAS
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Venue

Brisbane Powerhouse
119 Lamington St
New Farm, Queensland 4005 Australia
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Phone:
(07) 3358 8600
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