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"As with all artistic expression, these pieces not only represent a moment or a collection of moments for the artist—they also pull something out of the collective memories and experiences of their respective environments . . . Throughout this anthology [editor Darrin] Hagen pulls together the disparate and diverse cultures, perceptions and experiences that have formed queer artistic expression in Alberta for decades." —rabble.ca

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"What better way to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Western Canada's longest-running queer arts showcase than with a book of some of the finest work from LGBTQ writers and performers across Canada?" —Prairie books NOW


"On its richest level, this book is a testament to both the pain and joy that affects people's lives. Diving into difficult subjects that society would rather skirt around, the anthology also expresses an exposed sense of fear. . . . To take in a collective work, especially one so diverse as the Loud & Queer Anthology, is not an easy task. There are so many different points of life addressed in such a small, innocent-looking volume that it can be overwhelming. Yet because of this, it bursts with life. Queering the Way is a resounding work, with the utterly unmistakable qualities of authenticity and pride." —The Gateway

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"Poignant, funny, sad and titillating: Queering the Way offers an interesting read, and a wonderful recap and celebration of how far the [Loud & Queer] festival and Alberta’s LBGTQ community in general has come in the past 20 years." —GayCalgary and Edmonton Magazine

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