So… February’s coming up. And you know what that means…
Time for some filthy Valentines… and some sweet ones, too. This one, oh, baby…
Photography by Leslie Pringle // wrrldgrrl.com
About the author: HP Longstocking is slightly talented at many things. She enjoys studying science, painting, writing, dancing, and ranting, never letting mediocrity or public embarrassment stop her. Her inability to follow rules that don’t make sense has taken her on adventures from fundamentalism to feminism, from Taiwanese prisons to marching in the streets.
So this year, I want you to buy the book, because we’re using it to fundraise for Camp fYreFly. But here’s a tiny taste:
This is HP Longstocking’s debut piece with YYC Queer Writers, and we’re so thrilled to have her here.
M. Jane Colette (that’s me)
YYC Queer Writers
(that’s my awesome peeps)
Screw Chocolate, Volumes 1 & 2!
Roses, cupid’s arrows, chocolate—chocolate? Screw chocolate! Queer up Valentine’s Day instead with these hilarious, heartbreaking (yes, sometimes deliciously filthy) valentines by Calgary authors who have a fresh, occasionally revolutionary (always, insightful) take on love.
Featuring fiction (or is it?), poetry, and non-fiction (or is it?) from Beatrice Aucoin, Dallas Barnes, L. Sara Bysterveld, Lotis Cervantes, M. Jane Colette/Marzena Czarnecka, Callan Field, Elisa Kae, Tanysia Komers, H. P. Longstocking, Tet Millare, Brooke Nicholas, Alyssa Linn Palmer, Nola Sarina, Dana Stan, T, Mel Vee, Ann Zee, and PW Zellie, and photography from Jennifer Weihmann (Volume 1) and Leslie Pringle (Volume 2).
In February 2017, we launched Screw Chocolate as our first collaborative multi-author multi-media project, and it kind of kicked ass. This year, we are thrilled to bring you Screw Chocolate 2 AND Screw Chocolate, our original 2017 edition — for the first time in a holdable, huggable, kissable, bitable (grrrrr) version.
If you are in Calgary on February 12–COME TO OUR LAUNCH PARTY!
Stay in the loop on what we’re planning for the night by RSVP’ing to our FAB FACEBOOK EVENT:
Screw Chocolate Launch: the ultimate un-Valentine’s Event
More information: mjanecolette.com/ScrewChocolate