Amber Dawn is the author of the novels Sodom Road Exit (2018) and Sub Rosa (winner of a Lambda Literary Award, 2010), the Vancouver Book Award-winning memoir How Poetry Saved My Life (2013), the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize-nominated poetry collection Where the words end and my body begins (2015). She is also editor of Fist of the Spider Woman: Tales of Fear and Queer Desire and co-editor of With a Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn. She teaches creative writing at Douglas College in Vancouver, and also leads several low-barrier community writing classes.
This week we bid farewell to our ALU summer book club with four follow-up reads, got a little Off/Kilter, shared reflections from Indigenous authors, and more!
If we asked you to name a few well-known horror writers, what are some of the first names that come to mind? Poe, King, Barker, Gaiman?...the list goes on. But make no mistake: women write horror too! With February marking Women in Horror Month, we're celebrating by highlighting ... Read more
This week, we're Careen-ing to readings across the country, including two featuring Carolyn Smart, poet of Careen.
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You may be maxxin' and relaxin' today for Victoria Day, but don't get too casual and risk missing one of the great lit events going on Canada-wide this week.
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This week in non-traditional book events includes discussions, open-mic poetry nights, lunchtime poetry, and talking movies at Revue Cinema. They're not to be missed!
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