Sunday, January 9, 2011

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PINK INK- writing series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hello Everyone,

I am really excited to announce that Pink Ink will be starting up again on January 22, 2011. Pink Ink is an informal creative writing drop-in for queer, trans and 2-spirited youth aged 14-29. Pink Ink is held weekly from 2-4pm on Saturdays at the 519 Community Centre, on Church St just north of Wellesley Ave.
You don’t have to identify as a writer and you don’t have to worry about spelling.

Everybody's story is important. Nobody can tell your story but you.

Come MEET other queer, trans and 2-spirited artists from Toronto and all over the country!

Come LEARN solid writing, editing, performance and publication skills!


Snacks and tokens will be provided.

If you have any questions or ideas for Pink Ink activities or guest facilitators, please contact me - Karine!
Facilitator bio:

Karine Silverwoman is an artist, counselor and community activist. Her art focuses on poetry, video making and dancing. She has worked with Nightwood Theatre and performed her poetry at different events in Toronto such as Mayworks festival and at 'Granny Boots' . Her short video, 'Hello, My Name is Herman' won "best-liked video audience award, and received an honorable mention for jury selected best short videos at the Toronto Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Hello, My Name Is Herman was short listed for the Iris Prize in Wales ( and has screened in many festivals such as the New York and San Francisco Gay and Lesbian film festivals. She has worked as a youth counsellor for the Queer Youth Digital Arts Project through the Inside Out Gay and Lesbian Film festival and has been facilitating Pink Ink for the past three years. She is also currently doing her Masters of Social Work at Ryerson University

Email or call to register or just show up! For more info, contact: Karine @ or Clare @ SOY (416) 324-5077!/group.php?gid=232043242232
Pride Call for Artists

Pride week 2011: June 24 to July 3

Online applications available:

Pride Toronto, returning for its 31st fabulous year, is seeking submissions from artists of all disciplines to perform at its 2011 festival happening June 24 to July 3. Whether you’re a DJ, band, drag queen/king, dancer, comedian, community group or theatrical troupe, we want to hear from you!

Pride Week in Toronto is the third largest Pride celebration in the world and the largest festival in Canada. It takes place over 22 city blocks on 8 stages with hundreds of artists, 3 parades and hundreds of events at venues throughout downtown Toronto. The 2010 festival saw over one million people celebrating and supporting the lives and stories of Toronto's Queer communities. Pride Week is produced by Pride Toronto, a not-for-profit, community organization. It’s a FREE event supported and made possible by corporate sponsorship, public grants and Pride Toronto’s fundraising initiatives.

The festival features 10 days of arts and cultural programming, community activities, one of the world’s largest street festivals, the Pride Parade, Dyke March, Trans March, Family programming and much more.

Past performers include Cyndi Lauper, Kelly Rowland, Deborah Cox, Mel C, Esthero, Islands, Lesbians on Ecstasy, RuPaul, Divine Brown, Jully Black, Thelma Houston, Indigo Girls, Uh Huh Her, Dragonette, The Cliks, Kinnie Star, Carole Pope, Sandra Bernhard, Bitch, Rupaul, Crystal Waters, MEN, Suzanne Palmer, Martha Wash, Ultra Nate, ABC, Wang Chung, Cutting Crew, Missing Persons, Saidah Baba Talibah, Jonathan Peters, Lady Miss Kier, David Morales and Josie Cotton among hundreds of others! Performers participating in the Pride Toronto festival have the opportunity to be included in the Official Pride Guide, the Pride Toronto website (which averages 23.8 million hits in the four weeks leading up to the festival), coverage through our print, radio and TV partners and targeted marketing by our publicity professionals.
If you would like to be part of the BEST free event in Toronto go to: to fill in an online application form!

The deadline for submissions is February 4, 2011, so don’t wait!


PH: 416-927-7433 ext.241


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