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April 2016

The Launch of Dagger Editions

April 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Lost + Found Cafe, 33 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1G4 Canada
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Free

Dagger Editions, an imprint of Caitlin Press, publishes literary fiction, non-fiction and poetry by and about queer women (those who identify as queer women, including trans women, or include this in their personal history). We celebrate the launch of Dagger’s first, Oscar of Between: A Memoir of Identity and Ideas, by Betsy Warland and Flight Instructions for the Commitment Impaired, by Nicola Harwood. Click HERE for more information and to reserve tickets. It would be our pleasure to see you on April 2nd,…

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June 2016

Queerotica

June 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Exhibition Hall | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3
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By donation

ASL interpretation has been booked for this event. A soirée of erotic literary readings to tantalize and titillate. This year's edition of Queerotica is curated by Dagger Editions, Caitlin Press’s new imprint dedicated to writing by queer women (those who identify as queer women, including trans women, or include this in their personal history). About the featured writers: Nacho Rodriguez is a former journalist and the author of two self-published collections of poetry Hidden/A Escondidas and Distant Object of Desire…

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SongLaunch: World Premieres from Art Song Lab

June 25, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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$15 – $25

With Art Song Lab and the Canadian Music Centre. World premieres of 12 new art songs by poet/composer collaborations created during the Art Song Lab program. This year, QAF presents a queer edition of the critically acclaimed Art Song Lab (ASL), in partnership with Art Song Lab, the Canadian Music Centre, VSO School of Music, CMC BC Creative Hub, and The Roundhouse. Curated by writer Ray Hsu, composer Michael Park and pianist Alison d’Amato, ASL is a week-long program exploring…

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December 2016

Queewritica

December 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3 Canada
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Queewritica: Erotic writing on libido's continuum. No matter the genre, no matter your level of experience on or off the page, if you're writing about sex, we want you to come. Be your boner micro or macro or no bone at all, Queewritica can take it. From dried up to dripping wet, all levels of moistness are wanted. Write libido's continuum with us at the Roundhouse Board Room on the first Tuesday of every month. This event is ASL interpreted…

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June 2017

Lay of the Land

June 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Exhibition Hall | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3
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A Night of Indigenous Erotica—curated by Samantha Nock Lay of the Land is a night of space taken back and reclaimed for queer and two-spirit Indigenous poets and writers to call back our sexualities. Through 500 years of colonization, spaces to safely express love, longing, and our relationships to each other and the land have been directly attacked. Lay of the Land will be a night of learning to love again, through professing our connections to the places we are…

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QAF Young Artist Program: Technical Knockouts

June 22, 2017 - June 25, 2017

Drop-in Workshops with Kinnie Starr, DJ O Show, and Tiffany Moses: Thu Jun 22 | 2:30pm-4:30pm | Roundhouse Room C Fri Jun 23 | 10:30am-12:30pm | Roundhouse Room C Fri Jun 23 | 5pm-7pm | Roundhouse Room C Sat Jun 24 | 3pm-5pm | Roundhouse Room C Sat Jun 24 | 7pm-9pm | Roundhouse Room C Sun Jun 25 | 1:30pm-3:30pm | Roundhouse Room C

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March 2018

Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony (ALOT) presents They are a Lesbian with Jane Byers and Cicely-Belle Blain

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SUM gallery, 425-268 Keefer St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X6
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Free

Jane Byers Nelson, B.C. poet, Jane Byers, “came out” with her 2nd poetry collection, Acquired Community, in October 2016 (Caitlin Press-Dagger Editions). It is a 2017 Golden Crown Literary Society Award Winner for Poetry and is featured on All Lit Up’s Top Ten Social Justice publications in Canada. Her debut poetry collection, Steeling Effects is published by Caitlin Press (March, 2014). Jane has recently published a chapbook, It Hurt That's All I know (NIB Press, 2017). Jane has had poems…

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June 2018

Lay of the Land

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3 Canada
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pay what you can

Roundhouse Exhibition Hall An annual soirée of erotic literary readings, curated this year by Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee Nation), UBC Indigenous Professor and co-editor of Sovereign Erotics, the first and only published collection of Two-Spirit literary erotic writing. Previously known as Queerotica, Samantha Nock rebranded the readings as Lay of the Land in 2017. Writers: April Sumter-Freitag Johnny Trinh Lydia Kwa Samantha Nock Smokii Sumac Community Partners: Dagger Editions and Massy Books

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July 2018

An evening of film, poetry, and conversation

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on July 26, 2018 at 7:00pm

SUM gallery, 425-268 Keefer St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X6
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Free

Join us at SUM gallery for a two-part gathering, sharing art and conversation on the topic of displacement. Through these gatherings we invite the public and artists to come together to explore: What can it look like to challenge displacement thought art? What kind of creation is possible in relationship to displacement? How do the lived realities of displacement/location fuel or inhibit organizing and creating? Where can the queer body and the displaced body intersect? what can happen at that…

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An evening of film, poetry, and conversation

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on July 26, 2018 at 7:00pm

SUM gallery, 425-268 Keefer St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X6
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Free

Join us at SUM gallery for a two-part gathering, sharing art and conversation on the topic of displacement. Through these gatherings we invite the public and artists to come together to explore: What can it look like to challenge displacement thought art? What kind of creation is possible in relationship to displacement? How do the lived realities of displacement/location fuel or inhibit organizing and creating? Where can the queer body and the displaced body intersect? what can happen at that…

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