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Little Queer Library is a literary podcast about (you guessed it) queer books! From historic gay lit to queer essays to our favourite fiction titles, our esteemed hosts cover it all in this cozy little series. Best enjoyed with a cup of tea and a warm blanket in your lap.

Little Queer Library River Kero

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Little Queer Library is a literary podcast about (you guessed it) queer books! From historic gay lit to queer essays to our favourite fiction titles, our esteemed hosts cover it all in this cozy little series. Best enjoyed with a cup of tea and a warm blanket in your lap.

    9 - Problematic Authors

    9 - Problematic Authors

    Content Warnings: transphobia, racism

    Along with some amendments from the previous episode, we chat a little bit about problematic authors and what do we do about it after the fact!

    Books Mentioned:

    Real Queer America by Samantha Leigh Allen
    Original Plumbing 2009-2019 compilation
    Love After the End by Joshua Whitehead
    Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
    A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt
    X-Factor (2020) Vol.1 by Leah Williams + David Baldeon
    Sleepless Vol. 2 by Sarah Vaughn + Leila Del Duca
    Royals Vol. 1, 2 by Al Ewing
    Traplines by Eden Robinson
    Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson
    Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
    School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

    You can reach us at:
    River Instagram: @huckleberry.comics
    Wake Instagram: @notaclevernamer
    Show email: littlequeerlibrarypod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 14 min
    8 - What Makes Us Pick Up A Book?

    8 - What Makes Us Pick Up A Book?

    Content Warnings: passing mentions of racism, homophobia and transphobia, mentions of stigma against sex workers.

    Here's food for thought: what makes you pick up a book? Is it genre alone? What draws you in? Conversely, what makes you put down a book while reading? What tropes do you avoid? This week, we talk a little bit about our own personal preferences!

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    Books Mentioned:

    Misery by Steven King
    How to be Anti Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
    Kiss Number 8 by Colleen AF Venable and Ellen T Crenshaw
    Sleepless by Sarah Vaughn and Leila Del Duca
    Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki
    My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame
    Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
    Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
    Things in Jars by Jess Kidd
    Twilight by Smeyer
    Saga by Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples
    Runaways by Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka
    Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
    The Martian by Andy Weir
    Pride of Chanur by C.J Cherryh
    The Monster Ball by A Bunch Of Clowns

    You can reach us at:

    River Instagram: @huckleberry.comics
    Wake Instagram: @notaclevernamer
    Show email: littlequeerlibrarypod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 9 min
    7 - The Deep and Other Black Queer SFF

    7 - The Deep and Other Black Queer SFF

    Content Warnings: mentions of enslavement, racism, transphobia, violence, death.

    This Week, we are talking about The Deep by Rivers Solomon, as well as other Science Fiction Fantasy books with queer themes by Black authors! This episode was supposed to come out last week at the tail end of Black History Month, but life happens, sometimes!

    Books Mentioned:
    If it was easy, they'd call the whole damn thing a honeymoon: Living with and loving the TV addicted, sex-obsessed, not so handy man you married (2011) by Jenna McCarthy
    On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
    Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
    The Deep by Rivers Solomon
    Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany
    Bread and Wine: An Erotic Tale of New York by Samuel R. Delany
    Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
    The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gómez
    The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
    The Weight of Stars by K. Ancrum
    Darling by K. Ancrum
    Falling in Love with Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson
    Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson
    Prey of Gods by Nick Drayden
    Temper by Nick Drayden
    Escaping Exodus by Nick Drayden
    Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg
    Gender Outlaws by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman
    Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger

    You can reach us at:
    River Instagram: @huckleberry.comics
    Wake Instagram: @notaclevernamer
    Show email: littlequeerlibrarypod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 10 min
    6 - James Baldwin

    6 - James Baldwin

    Content Warnings: abortion, death, homophobia, racism

    Happy Black History month continued! Today, we are talking about Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, some of the themes of the book, and how Baldwin's life paralleled the fiction he created!

    Books Mentioned:
    Giovanni's Room, James Baldwin
    Comics for Choice: Whit Taylor, Hazel Newlevant, Ø.K. Fox
    Burgers in Blackface: Anti-Black Restaurants Then and Now (2019)
    Marbles, Ellen Forney
    Outlaw Marriages, Rodger Streitmatter
    Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from 1890's to Present (2011), Robin R. Means Coleman
    The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle
    Through the Woods, Emily Carroll
    Mouthful of Birds, Samanta Schweblin
    Bones of the Coast, Cloudscape Anthology

    Peek at Next Week: The Deep by Rivers Solomon

    Comics for Choice (link: [http://comicsforchoice.com/](http://comicsforchoice.com/))
    Victor LaValle's website: [http://www.victorlavalle.com](http://www.victorlavalle.com/)

    You can reach us at:
    River Instagram: @huckleberry.comics
    Wake Instagram: @notaclevernamer
    Show email: littlequeerlibrarypod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    5 - Queer Black Comic Authors

    5 - Queer Black Comic Authors

    No content warnings this week!

    Happy Black History Month! This week, we are going to be looking at comics and graphic novels by queer Black authors.

    **Sources:**
    Prism Comics: [https://www.prismcomics.org/about/](https://www.prismcomics.org/about/)
    Color Bloq: [https://www.colorbloq.org](https://www.colorbloq.org/)
    FIYAH: [https://www.fiyahlitmag.com](https://www.fiyahlitmag.com/)
    Danny Lore: [https://dannylore.com](https://dannylore.com/)
    Tee Franklin: @MizTeeFranklin
    Vita Ayala: @definitelyvita
    Vita Ayala Interview: [https://www.cbr.com/vita-ayala-interview-keep-comics-fun-shatter-barriers/](https://www.cbr.com/vita-ayala-interview-keep-comics-fun-shatter-barriers/)
    Queer Comics Database: [http://queercomicsdatabase.com](http://queercomicsdatabase.com/)

    **Books Mentioned:**
    Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir (Kai Chen Thom)
    Comics: A Global History (1968 to Present) (Alexander Danner + Dan Mazur)
    Bingo Love (Tee Franklin + Jenn St-Onge)
    Jook Joint (Tee Franklin + Alitha Martinez)
    Love is Love Anthology (Various)
    The Last Exorcist (Danny Lore)
    The Moon and Other Beasts I Keep With Me (Danny Lore)
    A Phoenix Must Burn (Danny Lore)
    The Wilds (Vita Ayala + Emily Pearson)
    Submerged (Vita Ayala + Lisa Sterle)
    Quarter Killer (Vita Ayala + Danny Lore + Jamie Jones)
    The Prince and the Dressmaker (Jen Wang)
    Saga (Brian K Vaughn + Fiona Staples)
    The Witch Boy (Molly Ostertag)
    The Four Story Mistake (Elizabeth Enright)

    You can reach us at:
    River Instagram: @huckleberry.comics
    Wake Instagram: @notaclevernamer
    Show email: littlequeerlibrarypod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr
    4 - The Little Mermaid

    4 - The Little Mermaid

    Hi all! There was a weird audio echo we couldn't get rid of. Hope that it doesn't bug you too much. We are getting fancy microphones soon so hopefully this problem will go away soon!

    Content Warnings: Suicide and death.

    Under the sea or out of the closet? This week, we are talking about Hans Christian Andersen and *The Little Mermaid!*

    Books Mentioned:
    Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett
    Grit by Silas Denver Melvin
    Fairy Tales Told For Children by Hans Christian Andersen
    Outlaw Marriages by Rodger Streitmatter
    Gender Outlaw by Kate Bornstein
    Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg
    A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt
    Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by Kai Cheng Thom
    Genderqueer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe

    You can reach us at:
    River Instagram: @huckleberry.comics
    Wake Instagram: @notaclevernamer
    Show email: littlequeerlibrarypod@gmail.com

    • 57 min

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