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    GUSH: menstrual manifestos for our times – BOOK LAUNCH

    2-4 PMNanaimo Harbourfront Library

    GUSH: menstrual manifestos for our times – BOOK LAUNCH

    2–4 pm, Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018, Nanaimo Harbourfront Library, Nanaimo, BC

    Launch of GUSH: menstrual manifestos for our times (Frontenac House, 2018)                          Edited by Tanis MacDonaldRosanna Deerchild, and Ariel Gordon.

    This event includes a pad/tampon drive to benefit the Nanaimo Women’s Centre.

    In GUSH, more than 100 women and nonbinary writers from Canada and around the world take apart the bloody instruction of menstruation: its cultures, its lessons, its equipment, and its lexicon. Co-edited by Ariel GordonTanis MacDonald, and Rosanna DeerchildGUSH offers menstrual manifestos for our time that question the cultural value and social language of monthly blood loss, with rage, humour, ferocity, and grief, and propose that the menstrual moment is as individualized, subjective, personal, political, and vital as the feminist click. With work from emerging and senior writers in poetry, cartoons, flash fiction, personal essays, lyric confessions, and experimental forms, this anthology features the voices of Indigenous writers, writers of colour, writers with disabilities, rural writers and urban writers, representing four generations of menstruators: writers who call down their bloodiest muses.

    Vancouver Island GUSH contributors include: Sonnet L'Abbe, Kim Clark, Janet Miller, Cornelia Hoogland, Christine Sy, Yvonne Blomer, Rachel Lallouz, Arleen Pare, Janet Rogers, Susan Stenson



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