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Care Of

A book by Ivan Coyote.

Ivan Coyote

In the early days of the coronavirus lockdown, like every artist and creator, writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote was faced with a calendar full of cancelled shows and a heart full of questions that all rhymed with what now? To keep busy while figuring out what to write about next, Ivan began to answer the backlog of mail and correspondences that had come in while they were on the pre-pandemic road: emails, letters, direct messages on social media, soggy handwritten notes found tucked under the windshield wiper of their car after a gig, all of it.

In Care Of, Coyote combines the most moving and powerful of these letters with the responses they've sent in the months since the lockdown. Taken together, they become an affirming and joyous reflection on many of the themes and ideas central to Coyote's beloved work as an author and storyteller — a giant love letter to the idea of human connection and the power of truly listening to each other. (From McClelland & Stewart)

Interviews with Ivan Coyote

A mantra for the misgendered: Storyteller Ivan Coyote offers some 'armour' for trans kids

CBC Arts

8 months ago
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Watch the prolific Coyote's moving performance from our virtual special Queer Pride Inside. 5:11
Ivan Coyote usually performs hundreds of live storytelling gigs across Canada per year, from tiny rural Pride stages to middle-school gymnasiums. But with the current pandemic, none of this is happening. Ivan joins Tom Power to read from their latest book, "Rebent Sinner," and to share their plans for their Facebook Live show with musician Sarah MacDougall. 5:38
Ivan Coyote says they write just to get the information out. 8:33
Yukon writer Ivan Coyote explains how their new two-book deal with McClelland and Stewart will add to their career. 7:52

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