It’s the first day of my second-least favourite month of the year! But let’s redeem it with some filthy Valentines… and some sweet ones, too… and, oh my, what the heck is this one about?
Photography by Leslie Pringle // wrrldgrrl.com
About the author: Dallas Barnes is a queer, cisgender, feminist, activist, and writer. She writes about life — its downfalls, turmoils, hilarities, and elations. Her experience with mental illness and all things queer makes her writing real, raw, and in your face. Dallas lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her cat Grizzly and tweets as @salladsenrab.
So this year, I want you to buy the book, because we’re using it to fundraise for Camp fYreFly. But here’s one of my favourite quotes from Dallas’ tale:
Dallas had fantastic piece in last year’s Screw Chocolate collection:
Screw Chocolate – Valentine 8 – Shut The Fuck Up & Love by Dallas Barnes
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