2019 Pride in the Word participants include (clockwise from top left) Ahmad Danny Ramadan, Ali Blythe, jaye Simpson and Robin Stevenson. (Lahl SarDyke not pictured). The annual Pride Week literary event happens July 6 at the Ambrosia Conference Centre.

Speaking out: Pride in the Word a major part of Pride Week

Billeh Nickerson returns to host an all-new group of writers for popular literary event

The Victoria Pride Society presents the annual Pride in the Word literary celebration on Saturday, July 6.

It’s one of Canada’s largest Pride festival literary events and every year showcases some of the proudest and most talented writers from Victoria and across the country.

This year’s lineup includes award-winning children’s and young adult author and four-time B.C. Book Prize nominee Robin Stevenson. Her first non-fiction book, Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community , was celebrated on many fronts and nominated for various awards.

Also on hand will be Victoria poet Ali Blythe, Two Spirit trans poet jaye Simpson, Syrian-Canadian novelist Ahmad Danny Ramadan and regular sinisterwisdom.org lesbian literary and arts journal contributor Lahl sarDyke. Billeh Nickerson returns as host of the event.

This all-ages gathering gets underway at 7 p.m. July 6 at the Ambrosia Conference Centre, 638 Fisgard St. Tickets are $15, available online at eventbrite.ca or at the door if available.



editor@mondaymag.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

literary

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Celebrate Victoria Pride Week

The Victoria Pride Society has organized some stop-notch virtual entertainment, including the Virtual Pride Festival on July 5.

Children’s author honours Oak Bay sisters murdered by father

Proceeds from children’s book go towards child abuse prevention in Greater Victoria

Sidney Museum and Archives reopens brick by brick with Lego exhibit

Museum joins other reopenings including Sidney library, Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Vancouver Island Symphony, Kerplunks up for Western Canadian Music Awards

Winners to be announced via live stream on Sept. 25

10th annual Nanaimo Fringe Festival to be held online due to COVID-19

Festival will feature six productions by local, regional and international artists

Nanaimo’s Kismet Theatre Academy closes after eight years due to COVID-19

Bonnie Catterson founded the school in 2012 as ‘a place for the oddballs’

Home dance videos to be part of this year’s Infringing Dance Festival

Crimson Coast Dance Society seeking ‘backyard dance’ submissions to compile into video

Ucluelet loses one of town’s oldest art galleries

Mark Penney Gallery shuts down due, in part, to Hwy. 4 closures and COVID-19 pandemic.

Vancouver Island drummers pay belated tribute to Neil Peart of Rush

Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer died of cancer at age 67 in January

Yukon poet kjmunro headlines Port Alberni’s virtual Words on Fire

Monthly spoken word event continues virtually at Char’s Landing

Most Read