Vancouver always welcomes me with open arms:
The trees are only starting to flower on some of the Marpole-neighbourhood trees
Only starting to flower
Outside of mansions and cottages
and mangled cottages becoming mansions
And babies beaming in Louis V.
I have some upcoming workshops in Vancouver at the Historic Joy Kogawa House, March 28th and May 6th, 6PM-9PM. I am very excited about these events so please come.
It’s been an active two months, with readings and collaborations in Edmonton, Brooklyn, Toronto and Montreal. Many thanks to Le Cagibi, LitFest Edmonton (LitFest Alberta was amazing) and Jacq the Stipper/BIZARRE Bushwick for making it rain (literally!!!!)
If you’re in the Toronto area, east end, I will be doing a reading and interview with Danila Botha Vernon at Dora Keogh Irish Pub from 6-730PM on November 14th. Big shoutout to CHENT for the help @ door/book-sales and intros!
If you are in the Edmonton area, I am flying out tomorrow for this debate with Kit Dobson on consumerism on Friday.
“Highlighting the provocative intersections between sex, feminism, and witchy women, authors Jacqueline Frances and Kristen J. Sollee are joining forces for the Sex Witch Book Tour this fall. To mark the release of Striptastic! and Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive, the Brooklyn-based duo will be hosting Sex Witch Slams and Sex Witch Talent Shows around the country, engaging local artists, witches, and sex workers to join them in celebrating sex positive, femme magic in its many incarnations through intimate readings, rituals, and one-of-a-kind performances.”
Come see some main witches, tomorrow night at BIZARRE Bushwick. Tickets for sale on Eventbrite (snatch these fast; the Toronto event sold out). I will be performing alongside one of my all-time besties (and a main character in my book, Dirty Kids), Jacq the Stripper. She is an enterprising boss and megababe, so don’t miss out, New York! Can’t wait to reunite with ye olde fam. Please enjoy this vintage snap of us witching out in Mass.
Salem, 2012 (?)
Kiki Smith, Her Bouquet, 2007-2008.
Tonight is the night (Oct 4th)! Come to No One Writes to the Coloniel (460 College Street) from 7PM-10PM for a free reading and Q/A. I will be reading from Dirty Kids and Anna Maxymiw will also be reading from her book, The Lodge, forthcoming with McClelland & Stewart.
Anna Maxymiw, Canlit star extraordinaire.
After attending a particularly inspiring talk from CrippledScholar this week, I have realized how drastically inaccessible my current website is for those who use screen readers. I will be updating/rebuilding this site within the next few months to address this, and will be adding more regular content. Please be patient with my minimal coding + html skills.
1. TORONTO: Oct 4, No One Writes to the Colonel (with Anna Maxymiw)
2. NYC: Oct 8, BIZARRE Bushwick (Sex Witch Talent Show Brooklyn)
3. EDMONTON: Oct 13, Theatre Lab, Allard Hall (part of LitFest Alberta)
4. MONTREAL: Nov 3, Le Cagibi
Most excellent mini tour poster by the delicious Aaron Manczyk!
Also, thanks for the tour shout-out Maisy! They have also posted a teaser of my old piece.
I will be exhibiting my work at Zine Dream this year! Pop by to snag some original screen prints and limited edition zines. August 16th from 12-7pm at the Great Hall, Toronto.
zines, shirts and nude bobe magnetic tamagotchi chokers for sale tomorrow at Xpace Cultural Centre 12-4!