Ready to QUEER UP your summer? #yycqueerwriters

Hey, Calgary… we pulled something out of a (cowboy) hat for you…

Coming July 14, 2019, as your antidote to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth…

A QUEER SUMMER NIGHT IN COWTOWN

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As gay as a Western rodeo? You bet. A Queer Summer Night in Cowtown riffs off the urban Stampede YYC plays host to every July, and features 10 hot and cold queer shorts for the 10 days of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. This fourth collaborative project by YYC Queer Writers features 10 original stories, including:

  • On the Floor by Alyssa Linn Palmer
  • Voyeur by Dirk Van Dyk (debut)
  • On the Range by Dallas Barnes
  • Coming by PW Zellie
  • The Steward of the Treaty 7 Sodium Forest by Beatrice Aucoin
  • Hawk’s Eye by Karen O.
  • After Care by T
  • First Rodeo by Lotis Cervantes
  • You, and the Herds by Callan Field
  • Dhakira by M. Jane Colette

+  photography from Leslie Pringle, Callan Field, and Shannon MacKinnon.

And a queer play list, too! (More on that anon.)

All profits from the anthology’s sales go to benefit Alberta’s Camp Fyrefly.

Camp fYrefly is a summer camp and leadership retreat  designed for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, intersexed, queer, and questioning youth, (LGBTQ2S+) and planned in part by a committee of the same youth it seeks to serve. Camp fYrefly  is designed to help youth develop the leadership skills and personal resiliency necessary for them to become agents for positive change in their schools, families, and communities. In a word, it helps keep queer kids alive.

WARNING: Although we are fundraising for a youth program, the content of our anthology contains mature themes, frequently of a sexual nature, and is intended for an adult audience.

But, the launch party is all ages. Bring your kids; dress accordingly.

RSVP via EventBrite or Facebook. Drop-ins welcome. but if we know you’re coming, we can make sure we don’t run out of books for you.

 

Pre-Orders now available at:

mjanecolette
TellMe@mjanecolette.com

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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 the just released 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 non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, and the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown and Screw Chocolate. Coming in 2019: Once Upon A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown.

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