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…

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…

Patrick Califia on libraries…

Patrick Califia is one of my all time favourite writers. Thanks Jen for clipping this from Xtra West for me. He writes: When I came out, the first place I headed to to find out about my sexuality was the library and thank god there were librarians who were opposed to censorship and kept whatever…