Festival Program 2022

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The Naked Heart Festival Program 2022
This year, all events are FREE and most are 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:

https://zoom.us/my/gladday
Meeting ID: 619-763-5308
Password is: 1970
And you can also phone in and listen: 647 558 0588

THE 2022
NAKED HEART FESTIVAL PROGRAM

 

We have only announced the events for WEEK ONE. Check back here on December 21st to hear about the rest of the program!

 

Wednesday
December 21
8pm
IN PERSON and ONLINE
READING: Smut Peddlers

The return of Glad Day’s own wildly successful evening of erotica and sexy writing from young queer, trans and non-binary writers at the world’s oldest surviving LGBTQ bookstore. Glad Day pays tribute to our history of sexual liberation and sexually charged art with stories that are intended to titillate and tantalize.

 

Event details here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/smut-peddlers-tickets-491484873487

 

Thursday
December 22
7pm
ONLINE
Workshop: Bah Humbug! A Writing Workshop Exploring Holiday Grief

For many queer and trans people, December is a difficult time.In this workshop, participants will have a welcoming space to explore their grief around the holidays through writing prompts, reflection and sharing their stories.

Event details here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/workshop-bah-humbug-exploring-holiday-grief-with-jenna-tenn-yuk-tickets-491475054117

 

Tuesday
January 3
7pm
ONLINE
Workshop: Narrative Mapping with Lin Lune

What is a visual map of our favourite stories? Can we make room on the map for future publications?

Event details here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/workshop-narrative-mapping-tickets-502865533347

 

Wednesday 
January 4
7pm
ONLINE
Workshop: Islamic Cosmology

In this session we will go through the history of Medieval Greco-Roman cosmology, its affects on Islamic Cosmology and how Greco-Roman inspired astrology and cosmology were combined with Qur’anic thought to create Islamic cosmology as we know it today.

Event details here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/workshop-islamic-cosmology-tickets-502460160867https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/workshop-islamic-cosmology-tickets-502460160867 

 

Saturday 
January 14
2pm
ONLINE
Workshop: Dialogue in Comics

Dialogue in Comics: Understanding Language Through Cartooning with Lillie J. Harris. 
The Dialogue in Comics workshop examines the complexity of language through the silent medium of cartooning; it analyzes various stylistic choices cartoonists use in order to build tone and believable characterization in their stories.
This workshop also touches on speech variations – based on dialects, accents, culture, speech disorders and disabilities – and the significance of portraying these traits with respect.

Event details here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/workshop-dialogue-in-comics-understanding-language-through-cartooning-tickets-513510181777

 

 

Sunday 
January 15
5pm
ONLINE
Workshop: You Are Nature

You Are Nature – a queering environment writing workshop with Andrea Routley.
Environmental writing is steeped in heteronormativity, centering reproductive sex and understandings of survival as a competition between individuals. As a result, many queer/trans people find ideas of naturalness alienating or even threatening. But nature reveals an overwhelming diversity of approaches to thriving. Queer/trans writers have much to contribute not only to our understanding of nature but of how to live together as social animals in creating a generative present and future. In this workshop, drawing on the work of trans biologist Joan Roughgarden and Indigenous scientist Gregory Cajete, writers are invited to explore embodiment in both “realistic” and speculative ways through free-writing and revision prompts.

Event details here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/workshop-you-are-nature-queering-environment-writing-tickets-513532458407