Self-promotion is a bit of a challenge for me, so I didn’t post about this before it happened but I did a reading with Vivek Shraya (whose book She of the Mountains is truly fantastic and should be read by everyone) and Sambuddha Banerjee (whose writing about coming out is just stunning). It went really well! […]
English 410, Elizabethan poetry. At times, the bane of my Winter 2014 semester existence (the misogyny in the poems! The lack of sexual consent! THE GENDER ISSUES!!!!) but also strangely alluring…
And so, despite (or because?) epic poetry is such a slog for me, I decided to extend the semester of Elizabethan poetry into a […]
Content warning: This story contains elements of explicit sexuality.
For our first event after relaunching, Writing in the Margins hosted a special Smutty Story Circle on September 23 to celebrate Bisexual Visibility Day.
One of the features we'll be offering on the website is a selection of writing from our writing workshops, shared generously by […]
I'm planning a day-long Writing the Trans* Body workshop for a weekend date in November.
This will be a hybrid writing and educational, discussion-driven workshop exploring the erotic trans* body (trans masculine, trans feminine and non-binary), the language of the trans* body, writing through dysphoria and inhabiting the trans* body.
This workshop […]
Writing in the Margins is relaunching!
With a renewed energy and a sharp focus on providing safer space for writers, readers and anyone on the margins to explore and express their identities, orientations, histories and desires – Calgary, prepare to write your heart out!
Our first writing workshop was the relaunch of the long-running and […]
Writing in the Margins workshops are temporarily suspended due to unforeseen circumstances.
Keep your eyes on this space for updates and workshops that will begin in early 2013. Or sign up for the newsletter to get updates, writing prompts, and information about upcoming workshops and events!
The weekend was full of smut and it was fantastic.
Saturday started with the Adults-Only Poetry Reading at the People’s Poetry Festival (the image on the top of this post was taken during the reading). It was my first experience reading my own erotica to a group of strangers. It was terrifying and exhilarating, absolutely […]
I’m sitting at my desk, getting ready for this afternoon. I’ve printed off my business cards (designed by my dear friend) and the two pieces I’ll be reading this afternoon. I have my prompts ready for the workshop.
Today is the “official launch” of Writing in the Margins, and it’s both incredibly exciting and nerve-wracking.
Smutty Story Circle! 12:30-4:30 pm, August 19, at the Calgary Sexual Health Centre.
The Smutty Story Circle has been running for over 2 years and with the launch of Writing in the Margins, it will now be an official Writing in the Margins event!
The Smutty Story Circle is a less structured workshop […]
Tiffany will also be reading at the 2:00 pm Adults Only Poetry Reading at The Bottlehouse (cost: free).
I am […]