Lyndsay Muir, Senior Lecturer in Drama Education at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) in Lincoln, will be speaking at two events over the next week.
On Wednesday 18 October Lyndsay is taking part in ‘Beyond the Binary: Stories from Trans and non-binary people’ at the University of Dundee’s Literary Festival.
Lyndsay is a member of the National Theatre of Scotland’s Adam World Choir; a digital community of transgender and non-binary people around the globe. Together with the Mental Health Foundation and Freight Books, they are creating a new book of first-person accounts by transgender and non-binary people worldwide.
The book, which aims to increase understanding and acceptance, and empower others to share their own stories, will be discussed at the event. As well as reading an extract from her own autobiographical contribution to the book, Lyndsay will help to facilitate informal conversations with people at the festival.
Lyndsay is also taking part in ‘Interdisciplinarity as Resistance: A seminar and roundtable with Elisabeth Lebovici’ at Manchester University on Friday 13 October. Elisabeth Lebovici is a French art historian who is visiting Manchester for a two-day event. Lyndsay will be part of the panel of four experts at the roundtable discussion.
Lyndsay said, “It's a great privilege to have been selected as a panel member for the round table discussion with Elizabeth Lebovici, whose work crosses boundaries between academic scholarship, artistic practices and politics.”