Category Archives: Zoe Whittall

The Best Erotica I’ve Ever Read: A Review of With a Rough Tongue: Femme Writes Porn, Edited by Amber Dawn and Trish Kelly

Can I just start this review by saying that With a Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn (edited by Vancouver writers Amber Dawn and Trish Kelly) is by far THE BEST EROTICA I HAVE EVER READ.  It’s like really good sex—when … Continue reading

Posted in Amber Dawn, Anthology, BDSM, Bisexual, Butch, Canadian, Caribbean, Erotica, Fiction, Kristyn Dunnion, Lesbian, Nalo Hopkinson, Non-Canadian, Postcolonial, Queer, Sex Work, Short Stories, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine, Vancouver, Zoe Whittall | 8 Comments

Queers, Social Media, and Fiction: A Review of Friend. Follow. Text.: #storiesFromLivingOnline Edited by Shawn Syms

How fitting is it that I found out about the anthology Friend. Follow. Text.: #storiesFromLivingOnline on goodreads, and the editor Shawn Syms found out that I was interested in it on twitter, because I had written about it on my … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Asian, Bisexual, Canadian, Fiction, Gay, Lesbian, Non-Canadian, Queer, Short Stories, Toronto, Vancouver, Zoe Whittall | Tagged | 2 Comments

Books to Read after a Lesbian Break-up

I’m a big believer in the power of books to fix any kind of problem.  So, of course, since I’m going through a break-up, I turned to my somewhat massive collection of books for comfort and I guess all sorts … Continue reading

Posted in Amber Dawn, Anna Camilleri, Anthology, BDSM, Bisexual, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Erotica, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic, Lesbian, Nalo Hopkinson, Non-Canadian, Non-Fiction, Queer, Science Fiction, Trans, Trans Feminine, Vancouver, Zoe Whittall | Tagged , , | 13 Comments

Holiday Wish List: Don’t Bring Me Figgy Pudding, Bring Me Books!

I’m starting to feel kind of excited about the holidays.  By that, of course, I mean all the delicious holiday food that I love (mmm, stuffing).  While I’m on the holiday train, though, I thought I’d write up a Christmas … Continue reading

Posted in Bisexual, Canadian, Fiction, Gay, Halifax, Lesbian, Non-Canadian, Non-Fiction, Queer, Short Stories, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine, Zoe Whittall | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

New Stories by Mariko Tamaki and Zoe Whittall; Plus, Queer Feminist Read Dating in Toronto!

Looking for some great, free, short reads by two of Canada’s best (queer women) authors? Mariko Tamaki recently had a short story published in the journal Joyland: it’s called “The Convicted”–intriguing, eh? Written in a rambling, spoken-kind of style, the … Continue reading

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Zoe Whittall’s Bottle Rocket Hearts: A Rough and Exhilirating Ride through Queer Montreal

Eve, the spunky 19-year-old protagonist of Zoe Whittall’s debut novel Bottle Rocket Hearts (2007), is a 90s rebel girl, screaming along with Kathleen Hanna as she rides her bike down Montreal’s Ste Catherines street in her silver spray-painted doc martens.  … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian, Coming-of-age, Fiction, Gay, Lesbian, Montreal, Queer, Sex Work, Zoe Whittall | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments