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There’s no straightforward path to LGBTQ2 parenthood and just as every queer person has their own coming out story, every LGBTQ2 family has a unique conception or adoption story. In Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories, creative non-fiction writers celebrate LGBTQ2 families and the myriad of ways we embark upon our parenting journeys.
Join editor Sara Graefe and contributor Jane Byers as they share their personal, intimate, and inadvertently humorous stories of parenthood. Come laugh, come learn, come understand what it feels like to swell with pride. Books will be available for sale and signing. Free admission. All welcome.
Sara Graefe is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. In 2007, she became a proud queer mom and began chronicling her experiences on her blog, Gay Girls Make Great Moms (queermommy.wordpress.com). Her creative non-fiction has appeared in various magazines and anthologies. She lives in Vancouver with her wife and school-aged son and is on faculty in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia.
Jane Byers lives with her wife and two children in Nelson, British Columbia. She writes about human resilience in the context of raising children, lesbian and gay issues, and health and safety in the workplace. Her first book of poetry, Steeling Effects, was published by Caitlin Press in 2014. Her latest book of poetry is Acquired Community.
Wednesday, November 14
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