Queerotica

This looks like it’s going to be hot, literarcy and smut-tastic. Hear local authors read queer erotica and the Little Sister’s staff reading smut that was stopped at the Boarder. Queerotica is part of the Pride in Art Festival. WHEN: 7:30pm | Wednesday, July 30, 2008 WHERE: The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre (181…

Little Sister’s Bookstore @ BCLA

Thanks to Janine Fuller for agreeing to speak, to Shannon LaBelle for convening this session at the BCLA conference, and to Ashley Dunne for the following session writeup. Little Sister’s Bookstore: Fighting Censorship in Canada for Over 20 Years Report by Ashley Dunne, SLAIS student Little Sister’s Book and Art Emporium is celebrating their 25th…

Voices Carry: a concert for intellectual freedom

The Vancouver Men’s Chorus is hosting a concert celebrating 25 years of Little Sister’s 25th anniversary and their long fight for intellectual freedom in Canada. The first concert is tonight May 3, 2008 at 8pm at the Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville Street, Vancouver. They will be taking the show on the road next month with…

Janine Fuller at SLAIS

Written by and posted on behalf of  Jon Scop Janine Fuller ended her talk to a group of about thirty librarians and library students today by telling us that we inspired her, but I’d venture to say that it was Janine who provided a source of great inspiration to us. Janine has been the manager…

Jane Rule, R.I.P.

Jane Rule — author, activist, Order of Canada recipient, former UBC writing instructor — died last week. Out as a lesbian, and writing novels with lesbian characters before Canada’s homosexuality-banning laws were changed in 1969, she was dubbed “Canada’s only visible lesbian”. Several of Jane Rule’s books, including “The Young in One Anothers’ Arms” which…