Jane Eaton Hamilton

"I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.” – Lillian Hellman

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Governor General’s awards, Ottawa

The Governor General Awards, 2014

Folks, it’s wild, it’s weird, it’s true.  Call them the GGGs (the Gay GGs).  Call it “Queering the GGs.”  Whatever you call it, Canada’s queers cleaned up at the GG’s in 2014, with most of the winners queer.  It was incredibly moving to be present the year this happened, and to hear both Candis Graham and Jim Deva’s names mentioned on stage moved me and made me prouder than I can say.  Kids, we queers rock!  Congratulations to all the winners.  I couldn’t have been more thrilled for you.

IMG_9258-1The Tent Room

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Me, with Governor General David Johnstone

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apparently, the above is one of the only paintings of the young Queen Victoria

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Congrats, and I’m off…

JEHBlue1by Jane Eaton Hamilton 2014

Congrats to all the GG winners, especially to Thomas King, who once came to Saltspring Island with Leon Rooke to take my photograph, and to Arleen Paré, with whom I wrote in April for NoPo Mo.  (I also am interviewing Arleen for Brick Books about a poem in Lake of Two Mountains.)  Big big congrats to you all, and I’ll see you at the awards!

Off to Toronto for a reading at Glad Day, New York for the Shiele exhibit, Ottawa for the GGs, and Saskatoon for two readings.

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