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Add to Calendar 2019-04-15 20:00:00 2019-04-15 18:40:32 Andrea Gibson in Ottawa Andrea Gibson headlines Ottawa touring to support their new book, LORD OF THE BUTTERFLIES. In a fierce oscillation between activism and love, Andrea Gibson’s newest literary triumph, Lord of the Butterflies, is a masterful showcase from the renowned poet whose writing and performances have captured the hearts of millions. An artful and nuanced look at gender, romance, loss, and family, this is also a book of protest. While rioting against gun violence, homophobia, and white supremacy, Gibson celebrates gender expansion, queer love, and the will to stay alive. Each emotion in Lord of the Butterflies is deft and delicate, resting within imagery heavy enough to sink the heart, while giving the body wings to soar. Winner of the first ever Women of the World Poetry Slam in 2008, ANDREA GIBSON remains one of the most captivating performers in the spoken word poetry scene today. Known for pulling hearts out of chests to either wrench or kiss, Gibson has authored four full-length collections of poems, an illustrated book of their most memorable quotes (Take Me With You, Penguin 2018), and has released seven beloved albums. Gibson regularly sells out 500+ capacity standing room only venues to eager audiences, mouthing along every word, further popularizing the art form and creating a space for each person in the room to feel, and to heal. “Gibson’s poems…are forthright and pithy, putting into words the feelings of anyone who has been angry, or outraged, or embarrassed, or in love.” — STAR TRIBUNE "Andrea Gibson is an amazing queer, spoken-word poet who can make you weep with a heart wrenching love poem and then swiftly inspire you to action with a powerful political poem." — Seventeen MEGAN FALLEY Megan Falley (she/her) is the queer femme author of three full-length collections of poetry. Her chapbook, Bad Girls Honey (Poems About Lana Del Rey), was the winner of the 2015 Tired Hearts Competition. Her first non-fiction book, How Poetry Can Change Your Heart (Chronicle Books 2019) is co-authored with poet Andrea Gibson. Her work focuses on LGBTQ issues, sex and body positivity, combating sexism and homophobia, and love. She lives in Colorado with her partner, friends, and five animals. ______________________________________ ANDREA GIBSON Andrea Gibson n'a pas peur de la vérité. C’est cette audace qui les a mené à l’avant-garde du mouvement du spoken word ; la première championne mondiale de poésie slam pour femmes, Gibson a présenté dans des salles de spectacles prestigieuses d’un bout à l’autre du pays avec des lectures-spectacles percutantes sur la guerre, la classe, le genre, l’intimidation, le privilège blanc, la sexualité, l’amour et la spiritualité. À présent, par l’entremise de leur cinquième album complet, FLOWER BOY, et leur deuxième livre, THE MADNESS VASE, les poèmes de Gibson continuent d’être un cri de ralliement qui mobilise et qui va au cœur de la compassion. MEGAN FALLEY Megan Falley est l'auteure féminine queer de trois recueils de poèmes. En 2015, Bad Girls Honey (Poèmes à propos de Lana Del Rey) a remporté le premier prix au concours Tired Hearts. Son tout premier livre non fictionnel, How Poetry Can Change Your Heart (Chronicle Books 2019) est écrit en collaboration avec Andrea Gibson. Ses travaux portent sur les questions LGBTQ, la positivité sexuelle et corporelle, la lutte contre le sexisme et l'homophobie, ainsi que l'amour. Elle vit au Colorado avec son partenaire, ses amis et cinq animaux. National Arts Centre QueerEvents America/Toronto public

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