Today, Screw Chocolate is PISSED! Because Valentine’s Day sucks. Grrr. What? You got a problem with that?
Photography by Leslie Pringle // wrrldgrrl.com
About the author: Ann Zee is an acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese medicine. She grew up in Vancouver but has made Calgary her home for the past 25 years. She has enthusiastically volunteered with Camp fYrefly here in Calgary.
Ann has participated in the Coming Out Monologues and has facilitated a couple of events with Calgary’s Lesbian and Queer Women’s Meet Up group. She is also a member of the Calgary Sexuality & Gender Diversity CPS board where she is working to build bridges between all communities.
This is Ann’s first foray into presenting written work and she is excited to be in the company of some amazing writers who are boldly sharing their stories.
So this year, no full texts of anything because I want you to buy the book, because we’re using it to fundraise for Camp fYreFly. But here’s a taste:
It’s JUST a taste, btw. The real thing, the full piece? IT. IS. PISSED. Can’t wait for you to read it.
If you’d rather be horny than pissed, though, here’s one of last year’s Valentine’s for you. NSFW. Read at night. Or in the bathroom. Better yet… on your phone in the gym…
Valentine 9: Elizabeth by Nola Sarina
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