Friday, January 07, 2011

2011!

A lovely surprise when I returned home from vacation: I made the cover of Xtra! magazine in December. I had to post this photo taken by lovely performance artist Jess Dobkin. It features a great sticker from the 2010 Take Back the Dyke march - the highlight of my 2010 pride week. Thanks to Alice Lawlor for the fantastic article, of which I will excerpt here:
It’s been quite a year for Zoe Whittall. In the spring, her critically acclaimed second novel — a vivid depiction of Toronto’s Queen West community entitled Holding Still for as Long as Possible — was published in paperback. Then it was nominated for a ReLit Award, an honour that recognizes the best new work from independent publishers.
And in the fall, Canada Reads came calling.
In other news, I will be appearing in Winnipeg on March 7th with Chandra Mayor and Ivan Coyote, and in Ottawa at Algonquin College some time this spring. Algonquin chose Holding Still for as Long as Possible for their One School One Book campaign.

!! How could I forget - I'm appearing in the anthology Persistence: All Things Butch and Femme edited by Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman.

If you're in Toronto, you might see me trying my hand at stand-up comedy. I'm not quite brave enough to advertise my gigs yet...but perhaps I will in the future.

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