Sex and romance are often bedfellows, but that’s not always the case. How do we explore our many levels of intimacy and write about these vulnerable avenues of our lives? How do we date our friends? Adèle Barclay, Tanya Boteju, Téa Mutonji, and Hazel Jane Plante converge to share their sexy and romantic work, and discuss writing unabashedly about these blush-inducing topics. Moderated by the illustrious Shane Sable.
Event Type: Panel
Event Code: NEC/SUN-5
Venue: Native Education College
Date: Sunday, March 15, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2020
Adèle Barclay is the author of If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You, which won the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and most recently Renaissance Normcore.
Hazel Jane Plante is a queer trans librarian, cat photographer, and writer. Her debut novel Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) was published in fall 2019 by Metonymy Press.
Shane Sable is a 2spirit Gitxsan artist, activist, and Convening Member of all-Indigenous burlesque collective Virago Nation. Shane’s work focuses on rematriating Indigenous sexuality.
Tanya Boteju is a teacher and writer living on unceded Coast Salish territories. Her young adult novel, Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens, debuted in May.
Congolese born, Téa Mutonji is a writer and poet. Her collection of short stories, Shut Up You’re Pretty, was the first book published by Vivek Shraya’s imprint, Vs. Books with Arsenal Pulp Press. Originally from Scarborough, Téa now lives and writes in downtown Toronto.