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.

Venue Access

Many modes of public transport are available, such as the surrounding bus stops (196 bus stop is a 300m walk from the venue), the ferry (200m from venue) and ride share bikes and scooters. There is also paid parking available as well as free parking in the adjacent park (New Farm Park).

Event type

Other accessible and inclusive event

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