The Naked Heart Festival Program 2020
This year, all events are FREE and ONLINE!
The NAKED HEART program has 3 main session types:
PANELS: A panel is a group of speakers who discuss a topic with a moderator and some audience participation.
WORKSHOPS: Our workshops focus on building skills, insight and knowledge. They are often interactive and are led by someone experienced and skilled on their topic.
READINGS: This is your classic literary event – it is a gathering of writers reading brief selections of their writing. There may be time for audience questions at the end.
This year, all events will be online at GDTV.
GDTV is the Glad Day Lit ZOOM Channel.
You can log in here:
Meeting ID: 619-763-5308
Password is: 1970
And you can also phone in and listen: 647 558 0588
NAKED HEART FESTIVAL PROGRAM
Sunday December 20, 1pm
Workshop : SEX AND THE PURSUIT OF QUEER VALIDATION with WALID ZARRAD
with Jad Jaber
Monday December 21, 8:30pm
Reading : SMUT PEDDLERS
Seán Carson Kinsella
Tuesday December 22, 8:30pm
Panel : INSTABILITY, INSECURITY, INSANITY – Mental Health and the Writer
David Kingston Yeh
Wednesday December 23 8:30pm
Reading, with Q&A : WHAT IS? AN EVENING OF MEMOIR AND NONFICTION
Nia Levy King
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Saturday, December 26, 3pm
IN-CONVERSATION WITH DANNY RAMADAN – Hiding Memoir in Fiction
with Mona Mousa
Saturday, December 26, 8:30pm
FUEGO LATINX : BURLESQUE & READINGS
Agave Lamour & Jojo Soul
Creme Brulée Rangel
Georgia Cuttie Pie
Sunday December 27th, 1pm
Workshop: SEX WRITING FOR TRAUMA SURVIVORS
with Alex Cafarelli
Sunday Dec 27th, 3:30pm
Panel : QUEER PASTS, QUEER FUTURES – Writers Look Back and Reflect on What’s Next
Mohammed Abdulkarim Ali
Sunday December 27, 7pm
Reading: SALVE & BALM – Readings that soothe, mend or heal
Kama La Mackerel
Tyler J Sloane