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Posts tagged ‘queer literature’

My Body Is Yours: In conversation with Michael V. Smith

What does it mean to be a man? How does the experience of intimacy between men–the terror and rawness of emotional and physical vulnerability, and the possibility of shared tenderness–figure into our understandings of masculinity at this particular moment in time? Read more


When Nothing Looks Familiar: Reviewing Shawn Syms

If you’ve been reading my blog recently, you know I’m a big fan of Shawn Syms’ collection¬†Nothing Looks Familiar.¬†Plenitude ¬†just published my review of this spectacular story collection. Read more

Love Without Borders: An evening of storytelling (March 27)

If you’re in Toronto and free on Friday evening, March 27, I’ll be facilitating a great panel of writers and musicians discussing love and ideas of home, belonging, and identity in a globalized world.

Hosted jointly by Ryerson International Student Services Office and Ryerson’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office, the event will showcase readings and performances by Shani Mootoo, Casey Mecija, and Vivek Shraya. It’s a free event and open to the public. Read more

Nothing Looks Familiar: In conversation with Shawn Syms

Shawn Syms writes stories that push boundaries–of identity, compassion, of what it means to be alive and human at this particular moment in time. I’m a big fan of his work, in particular the deep respect and humility he offers his characters, allowing space for the many complex edges of their lives to co-exist and intermingle fully, without judgement. Read more