The Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity and Virtual Canadian Authors Series invite you to attend a reading by Amber Dawn, and if there is time, a question and answer period.
Amber Dawn is a writer and creative facilitator, living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (Vancouver, Canada). Her debut novel, Sub Rosa (2010), won the Lambda Literary Award for Debut Lesbian Fiction and the Writers’ Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize. Her memoir, How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir (2013), won the Vancouver Book Award. Her poetry collection, Where the words end and my body begins (2015), was a finalist for the BC Book Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Her sophomore novel, Sodom Road Exit (2018), was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, the BC Book Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and a Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic.
She is the editor of three anthologies, including With A Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn (co-ed. Trish Kelly, 2005), Fist of the Spider Women: Fear and Queer Desire (2009), and Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers’ Poetry (co-ed. Justin Ducharme, 2019). All of her books are published with Arsenal Pulp Press.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.