PASTICHE - A Proud Voice Event


Wind down your World Pride weekend with this mix of fiction, poetry, music and experiment. This is an official Proud Voices, World Pride event. FREE.

Christopher DiRaddo

Mahlikah Awe:ri

Camila Diaz-Varela

Trevor Campbell

Christopher DiRaddo has published four short stories in anthologies by Arsenal Pulp Press, including the Lambda Literary Award-winning First Person Queer. Currently, he works for CBC Radio in Montreal as a content editor for Canada Writes. The Geography of Pluto (Cormorant Books) is his first novel.

Mahlikah Awe:ri is a First Nations (Haudenosaunee Kanien'kéha and Mi'kmaw) drum talk poetic rapologist; arts educator; radio show host; artivist and curator. She is also a founding member of Red Slam Collective Indigenous Hip Hop Movement, 2013 nominees of the inaugural TD Diversity Arts Award. In 2011 Awe:ri released the spoken word EP Serpent's Skin; currently published in three literary anthologies, she was nominated for the KM Hunter OAC Literary Arts Award in 2013.

Camila Diaz-Varela is a actor, musician, and theatre creator based in Toronto. As a recent graduate from Sheridan College's Music Theatre Performance program, she has a passion for developing new theatre and music pieces - particularly new Canadian musicals. Camila thinks Pride is the fucking best.

Trevor Campbell is from Southern Ontario and is a combination of his mother and father (tenacious and ambitious), the attributes of the year of the pig (obsessive-compulsive and gluttonous) and the sign of Sagittarius (irreverent and hopelessly optimistic). As a musician, he has toured across North America and Italy, playing with artists such as such as Juno-winner Amelia Curran Rolling Stone's Artist to Watch Chloe Charles. As a writer, he has published one book, 35 Salisbury Lane, and is currently working on his second, Come to Fittzburg.