Proud Voices 2017 at Toronto Pride

Glad Day Bookshop & Glad Day Lit is please to be working Pride Toronto to present PROUD VOICES again this year. See over 50 authors and performers during Pride Month at Glad Day Bookshop. Most events are free & all ages. All events are wheelchair accessible.

Monday June 12
Imprint - A Night of Novelists
Toronto is home to some of the greatest LGBTQ novelists in the world. You are invited share this night with them as they read from their work and discuss their craft. FREE
Elizabeth Ruth
Mathis Bailey
Stephen Graham King 
Zoe Whittall

Tuesday June 13
Woken/Woven - Women's Words
To weave. To wake. To wound. To wind. To wile. To wonder. To write. 
Across genre, these women share their words with us. FREE
Clementine Morrigan
Jody Chan 
Joie Lamar
Lue Boileau

Wednesday June 14
Twisted Fyre - The Next Gen of LGBTQ Writers
Anything can happen in the Twisted Fyre. This is where you can experience the future of LGBTQ writing and story. FREE
Cason Sharpe
Faye Chisholm Guenther
J. Marshall Freeman
Johnnie Walker

Wednesday June 14
Bricolage - A Mix of Genre and Style
Bricolage: “ n. the construction or creation from a diverse range of available things”. Genre, gender and grace, building up and breaking down. A night of readings that cross more than one boundary. FREE
Andrew Gurza
jiaqing wilson-yang 
Patricia Wilson
Tom Cho
Trish Salah

Thursday June 15
Naked Heart Redux
Naked Heart is now the world's largest and most diverse LGBTQ literary Festival. At Naked Heart Redux you will experience a taste of the last Festival and feel the things to come. PWYC
Audrey Dwyer 
Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco 
Jeffrey Round
Marcus McCann
S. Bear Bergman 
Shaunga Tagore

Monday June 19
Discover new poets and spend time with legends at 6th annual Proud Voices Poetrix - an evening of LGBTQ poetry. FREE
Fan Wu
Gwen Benaway 
Kai Cheng Thom 
Kamila Rina 
Karine Constant-Déjean
Maia Kachan 
Michael Erickson

Tuesday June 20
Fay & Fluffy's Storytime: Reading is FUNdamental
Drag performance artists Fay Slift & Miss Fluffy Soufflé invite you and the kids in your life to a special event of books and good times! Featuring guest author Catherine Hernandez. FREE

Tuesday June 20
Naked Boys Reading - Pride Edition
Hosted by the irreverent Igby Izzard, Naked Boys Reading is an intimate nude literary salon featuring in-the-buff readings by local beefcakes, bears, twinks, otters, butch femmes, sissy sluts & boys next door with an exhibitionist streak and lovers of naturism with a well-endowed library. These boys are naked and hot and they want to read to YOU! This is a $10 suggested cover.

Wednesday June 21
Sh!t Show - A Night of Queer Comedy
Sh!t Show "an event or situation which is characterized by an ridiculously inordinate amount of frenetic activity. Disorganization and chaos to an absurd degree". Theatre, stand up, music and more! PWYC Hosted by Nick May & Jess Bryson and featuring:
Kinsey Fail 
Monica Garrido 
Erin Brockobić 
Catherine Hernandez 
Chris Leveille 
JP Larocque