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Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures

17th November 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – £10.00


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Partisan is delighted to announce that we’ll be joined by Adam Zmith as he talks to us about his new book, Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures. (Repeater Books, 2021)

In his first book, Adam charts the history of poppers and tells the story of how they wafted from the laboratory to being sniffed out in gay bars, clubs and bedrooms across the world. The book features imbricating conceptions of identity, queerness, and pleasure from past to present. The talk will comprise of questions,  readings and discussion with Adam being joined in conversation by host Sam Fairbrother. Copies of the book will be available for purchase on the night.

Adam Zmith is a writer. He was the recipient of the London Writers Award 2019-20, and is the author of several shortlisted and published short stories. He is also one of the producers of The Log Books podcast, winner of Gold in the Best New Podcast category at the British Podcast Awards 2020.

Sam Fairbrother is an actor and theatre director. He’s also an active member of Greater Manchester and District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, and a gay man. 

Adam put together a reading list to celebrate the launch of the book, which you can read here.

Partisan is now based on Oldfield Road in Salford, check out our Contact Us page to learn how to find us and access information about our space.

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This event is free with ‘pay as you can’ options below, which include options to purchase a copy of the book.




17th November 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – £10.00
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