The Screw Chocolate Countdown continues with a piece by an author who usually writes stories about wolves. This is not one of them:
Also, that’s an icicle, not a penis or a dildo. Get your mind out of the gutter. At least until February 12.
Photography by Leslie Pringle // wrrldgrrl.com
About the author: Brooke Nicholas grew up in a small BC town with her grandma. Came out when she was 15 when she met her first great love. Moved to the big city of Calgary when she was 20. Had a few other amazing women touch her life since then. But none that wanted to stay.
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:
Brooke Nicholas had a beautiful piece in last year’s Screw Chocolate as well, have a read:
Valentine 6: Sunrise by Brooke Nicholas
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