15 April 2012

SOY Project Presents Pink Ink: A Space Dedicated to Queer and Trans Writers Under 29 (Canada)

Post date: 15 April 2012
Date: 7 April - 7 July 2012 (Saturdays)

A writing group for queer/trans youth. Pink Ink is a conscious, multi-disciplinary, for-youth-by-youth writing program for queer, transgender, Two Spirit and questioning youth writers in Toronto aged 14-29. Everybody's story is important. Nobody can tell your story but you.

Come MEET other queer and trans artists from Toronto and all over the country! Come LEARN solid writing, editing, performance and publication skills! Come have FUN, CREATE, WRITE, LEARN and CHILL!

Facilitator bio:

Vivek Shraya is a Toronto-based multimedia artist. Winner of the We Are Listening International Singer/Songwriter Award, Vivek has released albums ranging from acoustic folk-rock to electro synth-pop. 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. Vivek also creates and delivers workshops and guest lectures about writing, art, gender, sexuality and homophobia. Vivek has performed and read at shows and festivals internationally, sharing the stage with Tegan and Sara, Dragonette, and Melissa Ferrick, and appearing at NXNE, CMW, and Word on the Street. His music has also been featured on the TV show Degrassi. Seeking Single White Male, his first short film, was screened at festivals throughout 2011. A second short, Ache in My Name, is available to watch online. Vivek’s sixth record, 1:1, was released last fall. He is currently working on his next short film and book.


For inquiries: for information and registration, call (416) 324-5077 or email vpinkink@gmail.com

Website: http://www.soytoronto.org/
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