25 July 2011

A Queer Story: Author Reading and Writers' Workshop (Canada)

Post date: 25 July 2011
Deadline: 11 August 2011

Another Story Bookshop and Queer West Fest present an intimate evening of reading and writing with authors Farzana Doctor, Vivek Shraya, and Zoe Whittall

Thursday, August 11 at 7pm

Pay what you can. All proceeds go to the authors. Catering by Cardinal Rule

Farzana Doctor is a Toronto-based author and is the recipient of the Writers' Trust of Canada's prestigious Dayne Ogilvie Grant for an emerging gay Canadian author (2011). Her first novel, Stealing Nasreen, received critical acclaim and earned a devoted readership upon its release in 2007. She is currently touring her second book, Six Metres of Pavement (Dundurn 2011), which Publishers Weekly has praised as “..a paean to second chances.” In her spare time, she provides private practice consulting and psychotherapy services and is a co-curator of the Brockton Writers Series.

Vivek Shraya is a Toronto-based artist. Winner of the We Are Listening International Singer/Songwriter Award, Vivek has released albums ranging from acoustic folk-rock to electro synth pop, driven by powerful vocals, incisive lyrics, and tight pop hooks. God Loves Hair, his first collection of short stories, was a 2011 Lambda Literary Award finalist, won the Applied Arts Award for Illustration in 2010, and is currently being used as a textbook at several post-secondary institutions. Seeking Single White Male, his first short film, debuted in the fall of 2010, and is being screened at film festivals throughout 2011.

Zoe Whittall is the author of two literary novels - the Lambda award-winning Holding Still For As Long As Possible (House of Anansi, 09/10) and Bottle Rocket Hearts (Cormorant, 07) which was named a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year, made the CBC Canada Reads Top Ten Essential Novels of the decade, translated into French and optioned for film. Holding Still for as Long as Possible was shortlisted for the Relit Award, and named an American Library Association Stonewall honor book. She has published one short novel for adults with low literacy skills called The Middle Ground (Orca Books, 2010.) She won the Writers' Trust of Canada's Dayne Ogilvie Award in 2008. Her poetry books include The Best Ten Minutes of Your Life (McG, 01) and The Emily Valentine Poems (Snare, 06) and Precordial Thump (Exile, 08). She edited the anthology Geeks, Misfits & Outlaws in 2003. She lives in Toronto.

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