Funny Feminists

There will be a limited number of seats available at this event for people who have not registered. Priority seating will be given to elders and disabled people. There are no wait lists for sold-out events. 

Punch up at the patriarchy with an afternoon of witty poetry and prose featuring some of the most incisive and hilarious writers in the country—Ivan Coyote, Molly Cross-Blanchard, Jo Dworkshack, Eden Robinson, Hana Shafi, and Lindsay Wong. Hosted by Jocelyn Tennant.

Event Type: Reading
Red Gate Revue Stage
Date: Sunday, March 10, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)

This event will include ASL interpretation.


Ivan Coyote is the author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, six full-length live shows, and three albums that combine storytelling with music.


Molly Cross-Blanchard is a Métis writer, MFA student at UBC, editor at PRISM international, and author of the chapbook I Don’t Want to Tell You.

Award-winning storyteller, entrepreneur, broadcaster and SFU Writer’s Studio graduate Jo Dworshak produces the monthly show Story Story Lie  at The Rio Theatre.


Eden Robinson is a Haisla/Heiltsuk author who grew up in Haisla, British Columbia.  Her novel Son of a Trickster was shortlisted for The Giller Prize.  Her latest novel is Trickster Drift.


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.


Lindsay Wong holds a BFA in Creative Writing from The University of British Columbia and a MFA in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University in New York City. The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug-Raids, Demons, And My Crazy Chinese Family is her debut memoir.


Jocelyn Tennant is a short fiction and screenwriter living in Vancouver.


Updates: Unfortunately, Lucas Crawford and Samantha Nock are no longer able to appear at this event. Jocelyn Tennant will replace Samantha as the host of Funny Feminists.