BWS is proud to present out annual Queer Night! Wednesday, July 9, at full of beans Coffee House & Roastery (1348 Dundas St. W., Toronto), we feature four fabulous writers:
S. Bear Bergman, Kirk DeMatas, Dorianne Emmerton and Tamai Kobayashi!
Plus, come early — 6:30pm — for “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Literary Agents *But Were Afraid to Ask,” a special talk by Monica Pacheco, literary agent with Anne McDermid & Associates Ltd., which represents literary and commercial novelists and writers of non-fiction in the areas of memoir, biography, history, narrative science, investigative journalism and true crime, as well as children’s and young adult writers and writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy.
The reading is PWYC (suggested $3-$5) and features a Q&A with the writers afterward. Books and treats are available for sale. Please note that while the venue is wheelchair accessible, washroom facilities are not.
Many thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their support.
As always, watch this space for more with each of our writers in the month to come!
S. Bear Bergman is an author, storyteller, and educator working to create positive, celebratory representations of trans lives. Recent and current projects include children’s storybooks featuring trans-identified kid characters, a performance about loving and living in a queer/ed Jewish family titled Gathering Light, teaching pleasure-positive trans/genderqueer sex ed, and his sixth book Blood, Marriage, Wine & Glitter (Arsenal Pulp, 2013).
Kirk DeMatas is a Toronto-born poet and the author of two poetry books, Wordspeak and Conversations with Skeletons. He has performed on television, radio and in various venues across Toronto, and frequently collaborates with fellow artists on music, video, film and dance projects. Kirk is currently writing his third book.
Dorianne Emmerton is a writer, theatre reviewer and radio host. Recent publications include stories in Friend. Follow. Text #storiesFromLivingOnline and Issue #1 of Beer And Butter Tarts, as well as a personal essay in A Family By Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships. Her passions include summer, furry animals, and craft beer.
Tamai Kobayashi was born in Japan and raised in Canada. She has lived in Calgary and Toronto, and is the author of Exile and the Heart and Quixotic Erotic. Prairie Ostrich, newly released by Goose Lane Editions, is her first novel.