She’s a night on the town you won’t ever forget… a WILD spotlight on MANHATTAN WILDE #sultrysummer

I want to tell you HOW I met MANHATTAN WILDE and WHY she’s going to be performing for you at SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC on June 24… but I can’t. Because I want you to experience what I experienced when you see her take the stage at our Romance Novel Fest. But I do want you to meet her and have a… little taste of what to expect.

If you’re a fan of burlesque–you’re in for a treat. If you’re afraid of burlesque–this is the perfect introduction. If you want to celebrate the awesomeness that is female power, sensuality, and sexuality–well, that’s why we read and write romance, right? Manhattan’s gonna interpret that to you through dance.

I. Can’t. Wait. For. You. To. See. This.

So. Introducing… MANHATTAN WILDE.

Photography by Marissa Porier Photography

MANHATTAN WILDE entered the burlesque community in November of 2008 as an emcee extraordinaire for the Garter Girls burlesque troupe. Over the past 10 years, this dynamic dame has been shamelessly breaking hearts and ego’s ever since…Audiences can’t help but indulge in her beguiling composition of sultry elegance and razor sharp wit.  She is a proud member of Calgary’s very own neoburlesque brigade, Peppurrmint Parlour and has an extensive performance background in various local landmarks such as The Ironwood, Arts Commons and the Arratta Opera House. She’s also performed for fabulous entertainment ensembles such as Nerdgasm Collective, Naked Girls Reading, Burlesque in the Basement, Sin n’ Gin Cabaret, Burlesque Brunch YYC, Grundhaus…and more! Last October, Maddie was awarded the esteemed privilege to perform among kings and queens at the Calgary International Burlesque Festival’s ​ 2017 Glamour Showcase  – where she stepped out from behind the mic and revealed a whole new side of her showgirl persona through the art of striptease.


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SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC

Mark  your calendars for Calgary’s first romance reader festival! Come celebrate the romance novel and love stories in all their complications and get up close and personal with some of the steamiest and sweetest authors in the genre!

noon – 4 pm
Eau Claire Market

author sightings and signings ENTERTAINMENT prizes GAMES books FAB PERFORMERS
including NAKED GIRLS READING (but they’ll be clothed)
Danielle French and the Madmen (REALLY!!)
did we mention BOOKS also SURPRISES

SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC FB Event


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About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance Tell Me, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) Consequences (of defensive adultery), and the rom-com (she's versatile) Cherry Pie Cure, as well as the non-fiction collection of essays Rough Draft Confessions: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway. Coming in 2018: Text Me, Cupid, a steamy romance in four episodes. Current WiPs: Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Jewel of the Not-So-Spectacular Boobs, All In the Cards, and Un-Valentine. Yes, working on four projects simultaneously is a spectacularly bad idea.

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