A reading list that delves into some of the most powerful tellings of queer realities, stories, and imaginings within CanLit. Experience the depth and diversity of Canada’s 2SLGBTQIA+  community, as a proud member, a questioner, or an ally. Here we are all readers, writers, and lovers of words.

Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival proudly creates space for conversations that highlight marginalized voices and the issues most relevant to them. This reading list includes festival alumni, Shani Mootoo, Casey Plett, Farzana Doctor, Sarah Kurchak, Zoe Whittall, and Adam Mardero, and we look forward to the new conversations and queer authors who will celebrate our 10th Edition with us this November.


By Ann-Marie MacDonald


By Elliot Page

The Sleeping Car Porter 

By Suzette Mayr


By Jason Purcell

Beast at Every Threshold 

By Natalie Wee

My Volcano 

By John Elizabeth Stintzi

Nothing Will Save Your Life  

By Nancy Jo Cullen


By Joshua Whitehead

Cut To Fortress

By Tawahum Bige

Cane Fire

By Shani Mootoo

Sister Seen, Sister Heard

By Kimia Eslah


By Jessica Campbell

Claimings and Other Wild Things

By Nyx (Noelle) Schmidt

Little Fish

By Casey Plett

A Safe Girl to Love 

By Casey Plett

Everyone In This Room Will Someday Be Dead

By Emily Austin

Tegan & Sara

Modern Heartthrobs

ByMelody Lau

You Still Look The Same

By Farzana Doctor

The Fake

By Zoe Whittall

People Change

By Vivek Shraya