SOS Pride presents An Evening with Ivan Coyote at the Shatford

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South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society is presenting “An evening with IVAN COYOTE” March 15th  at the Shatford Centre in Penticton with doors opening at 6:30 pm. 

“We are excited Ivan is bringing their stories to the Okanagan and we invite the LGBTQ+ community, friends, family and allies to join us on March 15th, “said Karen Davy, President of SOS Pride Society. “We encourage anyone who enjoys Canadiana, to come out for what is guaranteed to be an entertaining evening.”

Ivan Coyote has been described as “a natural-born storyteller” who “is to Canadian literature what kd lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture.”  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.

“Ivan has become and audience favourite with their storytelling, writing, film, poetry and folk music,” said Davy “And their stop in Penticton will include an audience participation Q&A session as well as a book signing. There will be books for sale that evening or bring your favourite Ivan book down and get it autographed!”

Ivan Coyote is the author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, six full-length live shows, and three albums that combine storytelling with music. Ivan’s 11th book, Tomboy Survival Guide, was released in the fall of 2016 with Arsenal Pulp Press. Tomboy Survival Guide was named an American Library Association Stonewall Honour Book in 2016, and shortlisted for The Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust prize for non-fiction.

 Tickets are $10 and available at the Shatford Centre.

South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society proudly serves the LGBTQ+ community by providing safe, quality events, promoting education and awareness, supporting all across the gender spectrum inclusive of family, friends and allies. For more information please visit the Facebook page at @SOSPride or contact us at

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