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Halifax launch of She Is Sitting in the Night

February 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

She Is Sitting in the Night book cover
Venus Envy is pleased to host the Halifax launch of Oliver Pickle’s She Is Sitting In The Night: Re-Visioning Thea’s Tarot!

Please join us for an evening of tarot & book reading with Oliver and special guests. Books and limited edition decks will be available on site.

About the book:

She Is Sitting in the Night is a contemporary queer re-visioning of a beautiful feminist tarot deck from the 80s that documents a conversation across generations and mediums. It is simultaneously a tool for tarot reading and a celebration of queer and feminist cultural production, past and present.

About Metonymy Press:

Metonymy is a Montreal-based press that publishes literary fiction and nonfiction by emerging writers. We try to reduce barriers to publishing for authors whose perspectives are underrepresented in order to produce quality materials relevant to queer, feminist, and social justice communities. We really want to keep gay booklovers satisfied.

About Oliver Pickle:

After an accidental debut as a professional tarot reader in 2009, Oliver began doing tarot readings regularly, at bars and in parks and on balconies. At the request of a good friend, Oliver began writing about the Thea’s Tarot deck—a process that was at once prolonged and fruitful.

Oliver is, more generally, a Montreal-based, trans-identified writer, publisher, and editor. Their work has appeared in Lambda Award–winning The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard (Topside Press, 2012) and make/shift magazine, among other publications. Oliver released Gays in the Workplace in 2011 and is currently working on a book of short stories.


This workshop is a free event happening at Venus Envy, 1598 Barrington St. Venus Envy can be accessed by wheelchair, but unfortunately, our (gender-neutral) bathroom cannot. There is a public, wheelchair accessible bathroom at Starbucks, next door.

We sell scented products, so we cannot guarantee that our space is accessible for all folks with scent sensitivities. But we do ask that guests refrain from wearing scented products please! If anyone would like sign language interpretation to be provided at this event, please contact Kaleigh at and she will make that happen!


February 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



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