Cut To The Feeling: A Night of Queerotica

The mark of truly great literature is writing that makes you feel feelings you’ve never felt before. This evening, prepare to feel sparks all over as you are present to the sultriest literary readings from the hawtest queers around: Serena Bhandar, Lindsay Nixon, Hana Shafi, and Arielle Twist. Moderated by jaye simpson, this night will have you sweating in your seats, so be sure to wear something breezy.

Event Type: Panel
Red Gate Revue Stage
Date: Monday, March 11, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)

This event will include ASL interpretation.


Serena Lukas Bhandar is a brown/queer/genderfluid essayist and collaborateur in decolonial transgressive art. Her writing comprises (in unequal parts): faction, mythopoeia, and solarpunk.


Lindsay Nixon is a Cree-Métis-Saulteaux curator, award-nominated editor, award-nominated writer, and McGill Art History PhD student. They currently hold the position of Editor-at-Large for Canadian Art. Nixon has previously edited mâmawi­-âcimowak, an independent art, art criticism, and literature journal, and their writing has appeared in Malahat ReviewRoom, GUTS, MICE, esse, Inuit Art Quarterly, Teen Vogue, and other publications. nîtisânak is their first book.

Hana Shafi is a writer and artist who illustrates under the name Frizz Kid. Known on Instagram for her weekly affirmation series, she is also the recipient of the Women Who Inspire Award, from the Canadian Council for Muslim Women.


Arielle Twist is an author and community educator from George Gordons First Nation, Saskatchewan. Disintegrate/Dissociate is her first collection of poetry with Arsenal Pulp Press.



jaye simpson is an oji-cree two spirit trans femme writer, artist and performer. they are the great grandchild of the savages and witches the catholic church couldn’t burn.