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About CaseytheCanadianLesbrarian

Known in some internet circles as Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, Casey Stepaniuk is a writer and future librarian who holds an MA in English literature and is currently studying for an MLIS in the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (Vancouver, BC). Topics and activities dear to her heart include cats, bisexuality, libraries, queer (Canadian) literature, running, and drinking tea. She runs the website Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, where you can find reviews of LGBTQ2IA+ Canadian books, archives of the book advice column Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian, and some other queer, bookish stuff. She also writes for Autostraddle, Book Riot and Inside Vancouver. Find her on Twitter: @canlesbrarian. Some of her old reviews, especially the non-Canadian variety, can be found at the Lesbrary.

2017’s Very Exciting Shortlist for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging LGBTQ Writers: Kai Cheng Thom, Eva Crocker, and Ali Blythe

If you’re at all interested in Canadian LGBTQ2IA+ books, you have probably at least heard of the Dayne Ogilvie Prize. It’s an annual $4000 prize given by the Writers’ Trust of Canada for emerging LGBTQ-identified writers. Every year amazing writers … Continue reading

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Check Out These Two Vancouver Events with Karen Connelly about Her Sexy New Queer Book THE CHANGE ROOM

Are you on the lookout for a sexy (queer) beach read that is also super smart? I’ve been hearing a lot lately about the latest novel from the Calgary-born, Toronto and Greece-residing author Karen Connelly and I think it might … Continue reading

Posted in Bisexual, Canadian, Fiction, News, Queer, Toronto, Vancouver

Five to Follow – LGBTQ Book Blogs You Should be Following

If you’re looking for great recommendations to share with your patrons, add to your collection, or simply enjoy yourself, book blogs are a fantastic resource to explore. Here are just a handful of the many amazing LGBTQ-themed book blogs that…

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“in the ancestral arms / of every season / I am heir to”: A Review of Gwen Benaway’s Poetry Collection PASSAGE

I’ve been planning to review Passage, a poetry collection by two-spirited and trans poet Gwen Benaway (Anishinaabe/Tsagli/Métis) for a while since reading it in April, but this task is now impossible to do without referencing the #AppropriationPrize shit storm that … Continue reading

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5 Incredible Two-Spirit and Queer Indigenous Writers to Read Right Now

In response to the recent horrifically racist and colonialist editorial advocating a “cultural appropriation prize” in The Writers’ Union of Canada’s magazine Write—made even worse by the fact that that issue was focused on Indigenous writers—as well as an equally … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian, Fantasy, Fiction, Indigenous, memoir, Non-Canadian, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Queer, Trans, Trans Feminine | Tagged

5 New and Upcoming Queer and Trans Canadian Books

Aside from Kai Cheng Thom’s poetry collection, which I FUCKING LOVED, I haven’t read any of the upcoming and new queer Canadian books on this list yet. But I am looking forward to reading all of them. Check out these … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Asian, Canadian, Fantasy, Fiction, Lesbian, Poetry, Queer, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine, Vancouver, Young Adult | 1 Comment

Patreon May Update: New Domain Name and Revised, Current Queer Can Lit Links Page

Hello readers and happy spring! This is my Patreon update for last month, which was pretty bananas! Trying to finish my assignments for the end of the semester at the beginning of April meant I got super behind on all … Continue reading

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