PASTICHE - A Proud Voice Event

PASTICHE – A MIX OF GENRE & FORM

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.

www.christopherdiraddo.com

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.

http://www.neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org/members/mahlikah-aweri

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.

https://twitter.com/camilstown

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.