Book Launch: You Can't Own the Fucking Stars
Book Launch: You Can't Own the Fucking Stars

Details

Date:

Sunday, October 28, 2018, from 18:30 to 20:30

Location:

Venus Envy Ottawa

Book Launch: You Can't Own the Fucking Stars

Overview

Join us for the Ottawa launch of You Can't Own the Fucking Stars by Clementine Morrigan!

What does it take to recover from trauma? Opening with a piece that juxtaposes the pleasures of masturbation with the terrors of a courtroom during a rape trial, You Can’t Own the Fucking Stars is both a celebration of healing and a fearless testament to resilience in the face of suffering. In their customary engaging and accessible style, Clementine Morrigan offers a series of reflexive vignettes, poems and meditations, written over a period of five years, on their experiences recovering from trauma and addiction. You Can’t Own the Fucking Stars marks the first time that all of these pieces, most originally published in now out of print zines, appear together. This is a book about sex, desire, queerness, bisexuality, pleasure, gender, addiction, sobriety, transformation, and healing from a lifetime of violence. Affirming both the hard work and the joy of recovery, You Can’t Own the Fucking Stars celebrates the magic and power of trauma survivors.

 

About Clementine:

Clementine Morrigan is a writer, poet, rebel scholar, and working witch. She writes the zine Fucking Magic. Their first book, Rupture, was published in 2012. Her second collection of poetry, The Size of a Bird, was published in 2017. Their creative writing has appeared in the literary journals Prose & Lore and Soliloquies, and her scholarly writing has appeared in the academic journals Somatechnics, The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, and Knots. They have also written for Guts Magazine and Shameless Magazine. She is the creator of two short films, Resurrection (2013) and City Witch (2016). Their creative, artistic, and scholarly works consider trauma, madness, addiction, sobriety, gender, sexuality, desire, queerness, polyamory, kink, magic, re-enchantment, environment, and more-than-human worlds. She facilitates workshops and guest lectures on a number of topics. They provide professional tarot reading services for individuals and events. She is a white settler of Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry living on unceded Kanien’keha:ka territory. They are a practitioner of trauma magic.