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Naked Heart – LGBTQ Festival of Words – Nov 11 to 13, 2016 (Toronto)
Glad Day Bookshop & Glad Day Lit present NAKED HEART – The LGBTQ Festival of Words, taking place November 11th, 12th and 13th, 2016 in and around the Church & Wellesley neighbourhood of Toronto. The Festival includes workshops, panels, performances & discussions for writers and lovers of words.
Venues include Glad Day Bookshop (499 Church Street), Buddies In Bad Time Theatre (12 Alexander Street), the Xtra Lounge (2 Carlton) and City Park Library (31 Alexander Street). All spaces are wheelchairs accessible and ASL will be provided all day Saturday and Sunday in one venue.
Launched in 2015, Naked Heart is already the largest and most diverse LGBTQ literary festival in the world, with an estimated 2000 attendees, over 120 writers, and 47 events.
More information and tickets can be found on the website.
See below for a listing of this year’s lineup of writers.
j wallace skelton
Jaene F. Castrillon
Jessica L. Webb
Markus / Star
Queer Songbook Orchestra
Sheila van den Heuvel-Collins
Zainab Anoop Imam
jia qing wilson-yang
Kai Cheng Thom
Nia Levy King
Samuel R. Delany
Stephen Graham King
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