Yes it's true, Joshua Whitehead has not launched "Jonny Appleseed" yet in Toronto!!!
Join Another Story Bookshop and the Women & Gender Studies Institute at U of T to celebrate!
Featuring Joshua Whitehead and special guests Gwen Benaway and Alicia Elliot. Hosted by Karyn Recollet.
Tuesday, Dec 11th @ 7pm
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
16 Spadina Road (Bloor and Spadina)
Fully wheelchair Accessible
Free on-site childcare
Co-sponsored by the Sexual Diversity Studies Centre, U of T and Arsenal Pulp Press
Off the reserve and trying to find ways to live and love in the big city, Jonny becomes a cybersex worker who fetishizes himself in order to make a living. Self-ordained as an NDN glitter princess, Jonny has one week before he must return to the "rez"--and his former life--to attend the funeral of his stepfather. The seven days that follow are like a fevered dream: stories of love, trauma, sex, kinship, ambition, and the heartbreaking recollection of his beloved kokum (grandmother). Jonny's life is a series of breakages, appendages, and linkages--and as he goes through the motions of preparing to return home, he learns how to put together the pieces of his life.
is a unique, shattering vision of First Nations life, full of grit, glitter, and dreams
Arsenal Pulp Press
Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-Cree/nehiyaw, Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1). He is the author of the novel Jonny Appleseed (Arsenal Pulp Press) and the poetry collection full-metal indigiqueer (Talonbooks, 2017) and the winner of the Governor General's History Award for the Indigenous Arts and Stories Challenge in 2016. Currently he is working on a PhD in Indigenous Literatures and Cultures in the University of Calgary's English department (Treaty 7)