The Revolution talks like this: RADICAL spotlight on MEL VEE #sultrysummeryyc

When I first “met” MEL VEE, she made me break my own rules, which tells ya something–she sent in a submission to the YYC Queer Writers Screw Chocolate 2 anthology a wee bit late, and I had told everyone that my timeline was so tight the deadline was SACROSANCT and there was no way any one was allowed to be even a day light… well. Except for Mel, because when I read her poem, I had to share it with you.

She’s going to perform THAT poem for you at SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC, and she’s got a brand new piece to share that she says is sweet and sultry. You’re also going to meet the artist and the revolutionary as well as the poet. I can’t wait–people like Mel are who’s gonna change the world. Can you wait? Here is the briefest of introductions. Meet MEL VEE:

MEL VEE mesmerizes, captivates and incites with her spoken word. She is a passionate advocate for the power of narrative to heal and liberate. Mel Vee knows we are the gift we have been hiding from ourselves and seeks to inspire redemption, thoughtfulness, contemplation and joy through her work. She was a member of Calgary’s 2017 slam team, semi-finalists at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, co-founding member of the Uproot YYC collective and is currently working on an anti-racist podcast through Community Wise.


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)
did we mention BOOKS also SURPRISES

SULTRY & sweet SUMMER reads YYC FB Event


MEET THE STARS – Authors and Performers Bios

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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), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the Dirty Writing Secrets Series, which includes 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, 101 FLIRTY WRITING PROMPTS TO SEDUCE YOUR MUSE, and ORGANIZED CREATIVE. She's also the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Screw Chocolate, and A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown. Releasing Spring 2020: CUPID IN MONTE CARLO.

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