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Ivan Coyote

Ivan Coyote

Former residence, 3000 block, Victoria Dr.

  • Author: peggywat
  • Date Posted: Nov 1, 2015
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  • Address: Plaque is on lamppost outside 3023 Victoria Drive
Ivan Coyote

Photo credit: Jourdan Tymkow


Location: Plaque is on lamppost outside 3023 Victoria Drive

Here Ivan Coyote lived for fourteen years in an attic apartment during the rise of an unparalleled literary career.

I lost a few stories, but stories breed like bunnies and grow like weeds. And I heard somewhere that ashes make great fertilizer.

From “Damage Deposit” in Loose End.

A devastating fire in the building forced Coyote to vacate. The rent had been $316 per month. An electrical fire that destroyed Coyote’s computer is described in Loose End (2006), a collection of Coyote’s columns from Xtra West, a queer newspaper in Vancouver. The columns mainly described life in the East End of Vancouver. In 2009, Ivan Coyote was named as writer-in-residence for the Vancouver Public Library. Ten years earlier that would likely have been unthinkable for such an outspoken LGBT advocate. Ivan Coyote has now evolved into a mainstream headliner at events around the world, and a spokesperson who advocates for the use of the gender neutral pronoun ‘they/ them/theirs’ instead of the gender specific terms ‘his’ and ‘hers.’ In 2007, Ivan Coyote won the ReLit Award for their novel Bow Grip.

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A devastating fire in the building forced Coyote to vacate. The rent had been $316 per month. An electrical fire that destroyed Coyote’s computer is described in Loose End (2006), a collection of Coyote’s columns from Xtra West, a queer newspaper in Vancouver. The columns mainly described life in the East End of Vancouver. In 2009, Ivan Coyote was named as writer-in-residence for the Vancouver Public Library. Ten years earlier that would likely have been unthinkable for such an outspoken LGBT advocate. Ivan Coyote has now evolved into a mainstream headliner at events around the world, and a spokesperson who advocates for the use of the gender neutral pronoun ‘they/ them/theirs’ instead of the gender specific terms ‘his’ and ‘hers.’ In 2007, Ivan Coyote won the ReLit Award for their novel Bow Grip.

I lost a few stories, but stories breed like bunnies and grow like weeds. And I heard somewhere that ashes make great fertilizer.

From “Damage Deposit” in Loose End.

 

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