Drag Queen Storytime

Join us for a special virtual storytime with drag performers Maiden China and Rose Butch to read stories that help us celebrate self-love and diversity! Wear your favorite outfit and bring your enthusiasm for this fabulous online event.

Presented in partnership with the Storytelling with Drag Queens Foundation. The program encourages literacy in a diverse and inclusive environment by having Drag performers read stories to adults and kids. It has now also evolved to become a tool of social activism and self-discovery for young audiences & performers. This program takes place on Zoom. 

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8172. 


About Maiden China
Maiden China is an intersectional non-binary feminist drag performance artist who disrupts identity expectations and liberates audiences by inducing vulnerability. Maiden China’s drag explores the concept of the “hyphen”, liminal states of embodied being, and incorporates elements of classical Chinese opera, queer theory, resistance politics, and intimate contact performance art. 
Born into the nightlife performance scene in 2016 in so-called "Vancouver, BC”, Maiden holds the pageant titles of Mr/Ms Cobalt All Star, and the Dogwood Monarchist Society’s Entertainer of the Year 2018. In 2019 Maiden was the subject and one of the creative directors of an award-winning documentary titled Yellow Peril: Queer Destiny, which has screened in over six countries, including BAFTA qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival in Leeds, UK. 
They perform regularly as a member of the House of Rice, an all-Asian drag family, as well as one of The Darlings, a non-binary drag performance collective.
About Rose Butch
Born and raised on the stolen land of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, colonially known as Vancouver, Rose Butch (they/them) is your Premier Non-Binary Drag Thing whose style and sensibility follows the pursuit of gender euphoria. 
After flourishing into the East Van drag scene in 2014 with their playful and theatrically-informed drag, Rose has won crowns in bar pageants, was the recipient of the first non-binary title in the International Court System through the Dogwood Monarchist Society in 2017, and is the subject of an episode in season 3 of CBC’s web doc series Canada’s A Drag. Follow Rose on Instagram at @rose.butch 


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Monday, September 27, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm


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