Simon Fraser University Library is pleased to announce Ivan Coyote’s Tomboy Survival Guide as our next pick for One Book One SFU.
Join us for an evening of reading and conversation with Ivan Coyote and Tegan Quin as they discuss Coyote’s poignant memoir.
Ivan Coyote is the award-winning author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, and has released three albums that combine storytelling with music. Ivan is a seasoned stage performer and long-time road dog, and over the last twenty years has become an audience favourite at storytelling, writer’s, film, poetry, and folk music festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam. Ivan often grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity in their work, as well as topics such as family, class, social justice and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, a quick wit, and the nuanced and finely-honed timing of a gifted raconteur. Ivan’s stories remind of us of our own fallible and imperfect humanity while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.
Tegan Quin is a musician and half of the Canadian indie pop band, Tegan and Sara. Tegan and Sara have sold more than one million albums, and have received seven Gold certifications, one Double Platinum certification, three Juno Awards, two Polaris Prize nominations, and a Grammy nomination. They have performed on some of the world’s biggest stages, from the 2015 Oscar Telecast to major festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza and Glastonbury. Tegan has openly identified as queer since the beginning of her career in 1998, and has been an outspoken feminist advocate for LGBTQ equality and gender justice. Tegan is a board member of the Girls Rock Camp Foundation and have supported several LGBTQ organizations over the past two decades. The Tegan And Sara Foundation is an extension of Tegan and Sara’s work, identity and longstanding commitment to supporting and building progressive social change.