Awfully Hilarious: Period Pieces

Join us for another awfully hilarious reading!

Emerging local writers will share their stories from awfully hilarious: period pieces. In this intimate, courageous, and transformative collection, 26 girls and women of all ages share poems and stories exploring the ups and downs of menstruation, from first period to post-menopause.

Copies of Awfully Hilarious will be available to purchase at the event courtesy of Armchair Books!

Registration is required – email to sign up.

More about the series:

The award-winning awfully hilarious anthology series returns with its second instalment, period pieces, featuring that most ubiquitous “time of the month.” These short pieces of prose and poetry illuminate our collective fascination, trepidation and shame around the biology of periods: from pre-pubescence and monthly cycles, to perimenopause, hot flashes, and menopause. Told in cycles, awfully hilarious: period pieces explores menstruation through feminine (but not always female) archetypal milestones of the maiden, mother, and crone—and the many identities we embody in between. Regardless of gender expression or experience, period pieces is for everyone: fervently and courageously sharing a human experience often forced to secrecy and solitude. In this stunning collection, readers can join the chorus: We’ve been there. We’ve got you.

awfully hilarious is an anthology series of poems, short stories, and essays that tackle social taboos by talking openly about them. With great camaraderie and heart, contributors share the awkward and devastating stories that—with time and experience—become the badges of honour we share to affirm we are never truly alone in this world. Learn more at

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Mar 14 2024


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Fireplace Lounge
Whistler Public Library, Main Street, Whistler, BC, Canada
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