How to (Hide) Be(hind) your Songs: a reading with Rae Spoon

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2018. Doors at 6:30pm / Starts at 7pm.

Free entry. No need to book, but space is limited.

Nobody can live a life completely away from songs. Even without hearing them, they are a part of our daily lives. This easy-to-use manual is based on thirty-six years of experience of escaping uncomfortable identity issues using music. If you have to be yourself and you have to live with music, why not be the music yourself?

The Author, a true hider of self behind song, takes the reader on a journey of creation and discovery of the time-honoured method of composing music to hide the less desirable parts of one’s self. Good songs always triumph in the end, and wouldn’t you like to, too?

Rae Spoon is an award-winning non-binary musician and author. They have released nine solo albums spanning folk, indie rock and electronic genres and have toured across Canada and internationally. They have been nominated for two Polaris Prizes, a Lambda Literary Award and a Western Canadian Music Award.

Rae’s first book, First Spring Grass Fire, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2012. The book was a finalist for a Lambda Award in the Transgender Fiction category and was shortlisted for an Expozine Alternative Press Award. Rae’s second book, co- written with Ivan E. Coyote and titled Gender Failure, was published in 2014. Gender Failure was on the 2015 Over The Rainbow Reading List and was translated into German. In 2017, Rae published How To (Hide) Be(hind) Your Songs, detailing their philosophies on music composition.

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Reading with Lann Hornscheidt

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018. Doors at 6:30pm / Starts at 7pm.

Please see German side for details.

Fabulous: reading and Q&A with author madison moore.

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018. Doors at 7pm, reading starts at 7:30pm. Free entry, no need to book.

Cultural critic and DJ madison moore comes to Other Nature to read from and discuss his new book Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric, an exploration of what it means to be fabulous—and why eccentric style, fashion, and creativity are more political than ever!

Fabulous attire encouraged. Read more here.