Bent on Writing: Contemporary Queer Tales

Bent on Writing: Contemporary Queer Tales

by Elizabeth Ruth
     
 

Elizabeth Ruth has gathered the work of 55 of the talented writers who have performed at the reading series "Clit Lit," now entering its fifth successful year. Clit Lit is the only monthly queer literary series in Canada.With conviction, Ruth says, "Good writing breeds good writing." Working from this premise, she founded and developed a community-based artistic space…  See more details below

Overview

Elizabeth Ruth has gathered the work of 55 of the talented writers who have performed at the reading series "Clit Lit," now entering its fifth successful year. Clit Lit is the only monthly queer literary series in Canada.With conviction, Ruth says, "Good writing breeds good writing." Working from this premise, she founded and developed a community-based artistic space where established and emerging writers could meet and learn from each other. Each contributor in this collection is interested in bending or queering the canon in exciting ways that challenge some of our most basic preconceptions about writing, life and love.At Clit Lit writers find inspiration and motivation from each other and are able to showcase their talent in various forms - prose, poetry, spoken word, playwriting, creative non-fiction, storytelling and drag. Bent on Writing offers readers a permanent and lasting record of that work and a how-to guide for establishing their own community-based literary events. This book is more than an anthology; it is a gathering of three-dimensional talent for the two-dimensional page.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780889614031
Publisher:
Canadian Scholars Press
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Edition description:
1ST PBK
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Ruth is a writer and editor whose debut novel, Ten Good Seconds of Silence, was short-listed for the 2001 Roger's Writers' Trust of Canada Fiction Prize and for the Amazon.com/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Ruth's short fiction has been widely published in literary journals across Canada. She has written for CBC Radio, film, is an editor with Fireweed Feminist Quarterly, and writes book reviews for the Globe and Mail. Elizabeth holds a BA in English Literature and an MA in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto. She is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers, and currently teaches short story writing at George Brown College in Toronto. Visit her site at elizabethruth.com.

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