National Newspaper Award for Long Feature

This year I was nominated for a National Newspaper Award for Long Feature for my article “My Sexual Education,” published in The Globe and Mail on May 2, 2015. Just over a year later, on May 27, 2016, I was honoured with the award at the ceremony in Edmonton, AB.

Here is the video of the award announcement and my acceptance speech:

Swoon Spring 2016 – Meet the Authors!

Can’t wait to host with this spectacular line-up! See you on March 12th!

Swoon

Swoon Spring 2016 is forthcoming on March 12, 2016. Check out the swoony details on the authors you’ll be meeting! To RSVP to the evening, check out the event page on Facebook. And for a full history and all bios of past Swoon authors, check out our Readers page.

Dina and DanielDina Del Bucchia is the author of Coping with Emotions and Otters and Blind Items. Daniel Zomparelli is the Editor-In-Chief of Poetry Is Dead magazine and author of Davie Street Translations. Together, they make up the duo behind the podcast Can’t Lit, and the poetry collection Rom Com (Talonbooks), out now.

Evans Bio Photo bus

Christopher Evans is a writer and student, originally from Victoria, BC. His fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have appeared in magazines and anthologies in Canada, Australia, Ireland, South Africa, the UK, and the USA. His play Drifting was produced for the 2014 Brave New Play Rites Festival…

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CBC Radio One Interview with Sierra and Son

Sierra Skye Gemma and Son

Sierra:
When he was 11, we had a big talk about masturbation and then afterwards my husband came up to me in the kitchen, and he said, “Well, we weren’t too late.”
And I said, “Oh! Well, how do you know?”
“Well, because he only had one question and it was: ‘Why do people do it?'”
And we figured he would know the answer to that if he had started.

Son: And now I do.

Sierra: Everybody does. It’s okay!
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Finger-banging: free from Plenitude Magazine

Sierra Skye Gemma, punk as fuck, circa 1995.

Do you ever wish you could know me a little better? Do you ever think to yourself, “You know, Sierra could over-share a bit MORE than she already does”? Well, you are in luck, friends! Plenitude Magazine, the best queer … Continue reading