Daddy Lessons by Steacy Easton with host Andrea Warner
October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
On Saturday, October 7th at 6pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books and Coach House Books for the Vancouver launch of Daddy Lessons by Steacy Easton with host Andrea Warner.
Part memoir, part literary study, part formalist exercise in excitement, Daddy Lessons is a transgressive text of pleasure, bodies, the Lord, and the West.
Venue & Accessibility
The event will be hosted at the Massy Arts Gallery, at 23 East Pender Street in Chinatown, Vancouver.
Registration is free and required for entrance. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/daddy-lessons-by-steacy-easton-with-host-andrea-warner-tickets-706307002257
The gallery is wheelchair accessible and a gender-neutral washroom is on-site. Please refrain from wearing scents or heavy perfumes.
For more on accessibility including parking, seating, venue measurements and floor plan, and how to request ASL interpretation please visit: massyarts.com/accessibility
Covid Protocols: Masks keep our community safe and are mandatory (N95 masks are recommended as they offer the best protection). We ask if you are showing symptoms, that you stay home. Thank you kindly.
About the book:
Daddy Lessons (Coach House Books, 2023)
In this post-gender, post-sexuality, queer prairie Decameron, Steacy Easton’s sexual anxiety becomes textual anxiety. This is a messy history of Mormon missionaries, bathhouses, Anglican boarding schools, the back rooms of prairie bars, Montreal classrooms, and the many religious spaces that have tried to snuff out queer desire while turning a blind eye to abuse. These are provocative tales to turn on, offend, and sentimentalize. Easton explores the seminal texts of their sexuality, from Frank O’Hara to Neil LaBute, Kip Moore to Lorelei James, and delves into their own encounters as they came of age. These daddy lessons are blunt about the ambivalences of trauma and the pleasures of disobedience, slippery and difficult, reveling in the funk of memory and desire.
About the author:
Steacy Easton is a writer and visual artist, originally from Edmonton, who has lived in Hamilton for more than seven years. They have written on gender, sexuality, and country music for publications including Slate, NPR, and the Atlantic Online. Their upcoming books include Why Tammy Wynette Matters for University of Texas and a 33 1⁄3 Volume for Bloomsbury. They were the 2022 Martha Street Artist Residence in Winnipeg.
About the host:
Andrea Warner writes and talks. A lot. She’s the author of 2023’s Rise Up and Sing! Power, Protest, and Activism in Music, 2018’s Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography, and co-wrote the 2022 documentary Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On. Andrea is a settler who was born and raised in Vancouver on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.
This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada. Ce projet a été rendu possible grâce au gouvernement du Canada.