Category Archives: News

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

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The Seven Canadian and Indigenous Lambda Finalists I’m Most Excited About

In case you missed it, last week the finalists for the 29th Lambda Literary Awards for LGBTQ+ Literature were announced, and there were some pretty rad Canadians and/or Indigenous folks on the list! Here are the finalists that I’m most … Continue reading

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This Is a Call-Out Post for the Transmisogynist and Anti-Sex Work Vancouver Women’s Library

A month or so ago, I started hearing about a women’s library that was opening in Vancouver. As a feminist book lover living in Vancouver I was obviously excited and thought, wow, awesome! Unfortunately my excitement and good feelings were … Continue reading

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There Sure Are a Lot of Great Canadians in the 2015 Lambda Literary Award finalists!

Is it that time of year again already?  The 2015 Lambda Literary Award finalists were announced today!  As I’ve written before, I have mixed feelings about the lammies, their policies (mostly past), and their decisions.  However, this year’s finalists include … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta, Asian, Bisexual, Butch, Canadian, Caribbean, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic, Indigenous, Lesbian, Montreal, News, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Postcolonial, Queer, Rural, Shani Mootoo, Short Stories, South Asian, Toronto, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine, Transgender, Zoe Whittall | Tagged , , | 14 Comments

Announcing a Book Advice Column: Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian

This is a post to introduce a new part of Casey the Canadian Lesbrarain which I’m pretty excited about.  I’m going to call it “Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian” and here’s why.  I get asked on a fairly regular basis … Continue reading

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Reading Projects Past and Reading Projects Present: A Year of QTPOC Books

So I’ve had a look at the books I read last year, and found some surprising and some not so surprising results. One thing that was pretty interesting is that I read more books by and/or about bisexual women than … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Asian, Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Fiction, Ivan E. Coyote, Lesbian, Nalo Hopkinson, News, Postcolonial, Queer, Science Fiction, Shani Mootoo, Short Stories, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine, Zoe Whittall | Tagged , | 5 Comments