Jane Eaton Hamilton

"At the bottom of the box is hope." – Ellis Avery.

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Making Room: Room Magazine’s celebration of 40 years!

I’m reading at the Saturday BFFF, and the Sunday Insert Innuendo Here and the poetry bash. Please consult the website for change of venue.

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Help me celebrate Room Magazine’s 40th annniversary anthology, Making Room! If you are looking for a comprehensive cross-section of feminist literature in Canada, you’ve come to the right place. The Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival comes to life in early March.

“Making Room: Forty Years of Room Magazine celebrates the history and evolution of Canadian literature and feminism with some of the most exciting and thought-provoking fiction, poetry, and essays the magazine has published since it was founded in 1975 as Room of One’s Own. This collection includes poems about men not to be fallen in love with, trans womanhood, the morning-after pill, the “mind fuck” of being raped by a romantic partner, and a tribute to the women who were murdered in the Montreal Massacre. In one story, a group of sexual assault survivors meet weekly and come up with an unique way to help police capture their assailant, while in another a dinner party turns to witty talk of racism, sexism, pornography, and time travel. One author recounts how she learned multiple languages in order to connect with her father, another reluctantly walks down the aisle in order to stay in Canada with the man she loves.” -from the website

Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival

MAKING ROOM: Forty Years of ROOM Magazine

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Open Letters and Closed Doors by Jen Sookfong Lee

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Over at the Humber Literary Review, you can find Jen Sookfong Lee’s rivetting piece about surviving as a writer in a Canlit world of white male entitlement, systemic racism and sexism.

Open Letters and Closed Doors

“Jen Sookfong Lee was born and raised in Vancouver’s East Side, and she now lives with her son in North Burnaby. Her books include The ConjoinedThe Better Mother, a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award, The End of East, and Shelter, a novel for young adults. She appears regularly on CBC Radio One as a contributor for The Next Chapter. Jen teaches writing at The Writers’ Studio Online with Simon Fraser University. You can follow her on Twitter @JenSookfongLee.”

Room’s exciting festival, Growing Room!

Join us at Growing Room!

“The Growing Room Festival is Room magazine’s inaugural literary festival, a celebration of Canadian writers and artists who identify as women or genderqueer. The festival will feature more than 40 writers and artists in more than 20 events.” -from Room

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Oh my god, you guys. Dress like a book.

It would be impossible to tell you what a kick I get out of my publicist and literary sorts around Vancouver dressing like book covers. I’ll bet they had a hoot making these, and I surely wish I had been the photographer because I would have had such a gay old time.

Meantime, here’s what I look like when I wake up (or, really, pretty much anytime). If there was a book cover to match, the title would have to be: Slob. Has anyone written that title?

Hey! I looked for plaid book covers but nothing. Find me a book, folks?

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Dress Like WEEKEND

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Dress Like a Book

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