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Missed Her

In this collection of short stories Ivan takes readers on an intimate journey: from a year spent in eastern Canada, to their return to the west coast, and the travels in-between.

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Distinctive and persuasive voice, a flawless sense of pacing, and an impeccable sense of story.

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Ivan Coyote was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. An award-winning author of six collections of short stories, one novel, three CD’s, four short films and a renowned performer. More »

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  • At the Verses Festival of Words, Tomboy Survival Guide pushes gender norms

    by Alexander Varty on April 22nd, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Although its title suggests that it’s targeted at a very specific demographic, Tomboy Survival Guide is not just for women who keep their hair short, a pocketknife in their boot-cut jeans, and a set of socket wrenches close to hand. It’s for everyone—including those of us born sadly deficient in X chromosomes.

    “I have no desire to create some kind of a box that people can feel alienated by,” explains storyteller and saxophonist Ivan Coyote, who’s teamed up with drummer Sally Zori, bassist Pebbles Willekes, and trumpet player Alison Gorman to forge this innovative fusion of words and music. “My intention is to celebrate people who push the gender norms a little bit."

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  • Vancouver Westender - PuShing gender boundaries with Tomboy Survival Guide

    Ivan Coyote has been pushing boundaries for years; blurring the lines of gender, the written word, storytelling, and music. As one of Canada’s only transgender household names, Coyote’s body of work has long provided a space for discussion surrounding all things queer and gender-related. This time out, Coyote is collaborating with fellow music makers Alison Gorman, Pebbles Willekes and Sally Zori to bring Tomboy Survival Guide to the PuSh Festival stage.
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  • 2015 Over the Rainbow List: 78 LGBT Books for Adult Readers

    The 2015 Over the Rainbow Project book list, sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), has been decided at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. The committee’s mission is to create a bibliography of books that exhibit commendable literary quality and significant authentic GLBT content and are recommended for adults over age 18.
    Gender Failure was one of the top ten overall favourites. Click here to read more.

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  • CBC - The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers

    Listen to a podcast of Shelagh Roger's interview with Rae Spoon and Ivan E. Coyote, recorded January 12, 2015 on CBC Radio One's show "The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers". The site also contains an extended version of their interview at page bottom.

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  • The Yukon’s Queer Bard

    Broad-shouldered, sporting a lazy smile and exuding rugged Yukon-born confidence, Ivan Coyote wouldn’t look out of place in a rural late-night bar or a truckers’ stop.

    But this coyote raconteur is more at home on stage as a traveling storyteller who has set foot in more states, territories and nations than you can shake a stick at. Their audience is less than traditional. Ivan, who uses gender-neutral pronouns and identifies as transgender, writes and speaks as a distinctly modern member of the queer community.

    Read more: OZY - Smarter, Fresher, Different

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