Books by Queer Vancouver Authors for Everyone on Your Holiday Shopping List

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By Casey Stepaniuk

Some people might insist LGBTQ+ books are only for LGBTQ+ readers, to which I would reply, no way! It’s not that I don’t love LGBTQ+ books that are written with LGBTQ+ readers in mind, but that certainly doesn’t mean others won’t enjoy them. With that in mind, here are some solid holiday book gift options for the people on your list, LGBTQ+ or not.

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Books by Queer Vancouver Authors for Everyone on Your Holiday Shopping List

Gender Non-Conformists’ November Show in Vancouver is Gonna Be Much More than “Pretty Good”

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By Casey Stepaniuk

This November, my absolute dream queer literary event—and possibly yours too—is coming to Vancouver. Local storyteller Ivan Coyote and Toronto-based artist Vivek Shraya are teaming up for a multi-disciplinary show called Pretty Good, combining their various talents as writers, poets, storytellers, and musicians. It’s a short-running show, visiting only Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, and Edmonton, as if it’s some sort of special gift for western Canada! Pretty Good will feature these two talented artists as “they revisit family origins, sing about scars and skeletons, and perform brand new material from their new books.” Another queer Vancouver author, Amber Dawn, will be joining Ivan and Vivek as a guest.

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Gender Non-Conformists’ November Show in Vancouver is Gonna Be Much More than “Pretty Good”

New Fall Book Releases by LGBTQ+ Vancouver Authors

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Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote

By Casey Stepaniuk

Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote is the 11th book by this celebrated Vancouver-based, Yukon-born-and-raised writer and storyteller. It’s a memoir both about Coyote’s gender non-conforming past and about carving out space as an adult who doesn’t fit neatly into gender boxes. A warm, funny account of a free-spirited tomboy childhood in the Yukon, Tomboy Survival Guide is also about the journey to an authentic adult self. Plus, as the title implies, it’s a how-to guide, full of advice for tomboys-in-training—including instructions for building your very own unicorn trap! Tomboy Survival Guide is available now from Arsenal Pulp Press. Check out this excerpt available on Coyote’s website:

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New Fall Book Releases by LGBTQ+ Vancouver Authors

Five LGBTQ+ Vancouver Fiction Authors You Should Know

Ivan Coyote / Image via cbc.ca

Ivan Coyote / Image via cbc.ca

By Casey Stepaniuk

A few weeks ago we brought you Three New Queer Vancouver Writers. The five Vancouver authors featured in this post are well-established pros from here in Vancouver who have made their mark across Canada and internationally.

The title says it all: these are writers whose work you can’t miss.

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Five LGBTQ+ Vancouver Fiction Authors You Should Know

Three New Queer Vancouver Writers

photo: Hasan Namir / Image via thisisblueprint.com

photo: Hasan Namir / Image via thisisblueprint.com

By Casey Stepaniuk

Vancouver has a vibrant writing community as well as a queer community, so it’s not surprising that the intersection of those two groups is such a diverse, talented bunch. Here are a few newcomers to the scene that you should probably know about. When they become super famous authors, you can say that you’ve been following them since the beginning.

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Three New Queer Vancouver Writers

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