Queer Eclipse: A Reading with Leah Horlick & Friends
Join us on Friday night for a total eclipse of queer lit featuring punks, poetry, and magic from Rochester, Vancouver, and Toronto!
Kick-back with some tapas and something to sip on and enjoy this fantastic lineup:
Maxim Backer is a queer poet and spoken word artist from Rochester, NY. She teaches English and Women's Studies at St. John Fisher College and is an assistant poetry editor for the Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review. Her work has most recently been published in Plentitude, Hearts Beating: A Zine Project Honouring Women, Provacateur, The Finger, and the literary anthology, Off the Rocks. Maxim was a a 2012 Lambda Fellow in Poetry.
Kristyn Dunnion writes for rebels of all ages. Her latest book, The Dirt Chronicles, is a 2012 Lambda Literary Award finalist - it's a queer punk literary murder mystery gone wild. Kristyn is a macho femme hell raiser.
Leah Horlick is a writer and poet from Treaty Six Cree territory, Saskatoon, SK. A 2012 Lambda Literary Fellow in Poetry, her writing has appeared in So To Speak, Canadian Dimension, GRAIN, Poetry is Dead, Plenitude, Adrienne, and on Autostraddle. Her first collection of poetry, Riot Lung Thistledown Press, 2012 was shortlisted for a 2013 ReLit Award and a Saskatchewan Book Award. She's a Jewish lesbian femme against Israeli apartheid, currently living on Unceded Coast Salish Territories in Vancouver.
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a queer disabled Sri Lankan cis femme writer, performer, organizer and badass visionary healer. She is the author of the Lambda Award winning Love Cake and Consensual Genocide and co-editor of The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities. With Cherry Galette, she co-founded Mangos With Chili, North America's performance incubator for Two Spirit, queer and trans people of color performance artists, and is a lead artist with Sins Invalid. She is currently completing her third book of poetry, Bodymap, and a writer's manual, Writing the World, to be published by AK Press in 2014.
Tara-Michelle Ziniuk is a writer, editor and media maker. She is the author of two books of poetry, most recently Somewhere to Run From Tightrope Books, 2009. She has written for a variety of publications including The National Post, The Grid, Bitch Magazine and Maximum Rocknroll. She lives in Toronto with her daughter.