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Interview with Myna Wallin on Open Book Toronto

By Tightrope Books | February 23rd, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Myna WallinPatrick Connors interviews Myna Wallin on Open Book Toronto, and they discuss Myna’s latest book, Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar.

From the interview:

“Humour saves us from taking ourselves too seriously,” Wallin told me. “In moments of disappointment, depression; in every situation no matter how dire, there is a moment of pathos. In every moment of happiness, the fear of growing old, getting sick.”

Myna has a workshop coming up this Saturday, on February, 26th, 2011 from 12 – 5 pm, exploring erotic techniques – in writing. For more information and to sign up, check out Freeing Your Erotic Self in Poetry or Prose.

I.V. Lounge Nights, edited by Myna Wallin and Alex Boyd

By Tightrope Books | February 8th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

I.V. Lounge Nights, edited by Myna Wallin and Alex BoydFor the last ten years, every other Friday night Toronto’s comfiest place to kick back and listen to poetry and fiction was the I.V. Lounge.

Myna Wallin and Alex Boyd along with Tightrope books gathered the best pieces from the last five years of I.V. Lounge’s fiction writers, poets and promising talent.

With many pieces like “The End of The WorldI.V. Lounge Nights will delight your inner poet and intrigue your inner writer.

For more information about I.V. Lounge Nights or the authors please visit our catalogue.

Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar Martinis and Reading

By Tightrope Books | January 26th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar, by Myna WallinCome meet the author of Confessions of Reluctant Cougar. Not only do you get to meet Myna Wallin, but you will also receive a signed book with admission.

Starts: Thursday, March 24 2011 @ 7:00 PM
Ends: Thursday, March 24 2011 @ 10:00 PM
Cost: $29.99 CAD + HST
Location: Charlie’s Gallery, 112 Harbord Street, Toronto

Calling all cougars! Come join the Meet Market Adventure singles for a fun and flirty night of martinis and an appearance by the cougar herself Myna Wallin!

Price includes private reading exclusive to MMA members and an opportunity to have your book signed by the author.

For more details on Myna Wallin please visit her website.

Click for more info on Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar.

What Could Be More Raw Than a Jewish Cougar?

By Tightrope Books | October 14th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

When was the last time you spoke with a Jewish woman over 45?  Was it in temple?  Was it over bagels with cream cheese and locks?  Or was it in bed with the sheets tangled around your ankles as she exceeds all expectations of a loving lover, your spoken words really gutteral moans that belie untapped depths of sexual pleasure?  My Bubbie would be so embarrassed by my imagination right now.

But you know who wouldn’t be?  Rita Poliakov, of the Canadian Jewish News; she interviewed Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar author, Myna Wallin, about men who are attracted to cougars, the sexual dynamics between an oldie and a youngin, and the protagonist’s sense of life and spirituality.  While many media outlets focus on the campy-ness of cougarhood, Poliakov’s interest in the layers of life experiences that make up Wallin’s and her protagonist’s distinct worldviews is refreshing.

To read the full article, click here

Literary Marathon

By Tightrope Books | September 28th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

I want to thank everyone who came out to our “Get Cultur’d” event and to Word on the Street Toronto!  I met a lot of readers who are passionate about Canadian authors and publishing, and I hope that they all know a little more about Tightrope Books.

Highlights of “Get Cultur’d” were the amazing volunteers who bravely read with our authors, despite casting impossibilities, and our prize giveaways!  One man played the role of a young, lesbian punk from Heather Wood’s Fortune Cookie, and the two interns played a cougar and her cub from Myna Wallin’s Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar (all in good fun).  Our prizes spanned the gamut of literature, clothing and accessories apparel, vino, and bedroom toys.  Thank you to Nathaniel G. Moore, David Clink, Heather Wood, Myna Wallin, Jim Nason, Sandra Kasturi, and our audience members for a great performance and the lively discussion!


While “Get Cultur’d” was fun, WOTS was even more fun.  There was so many literary groups that came to the festival, and so many activities to participate in, but we were hunkered down at our booth (shared with ChiZine Publications).  The atmosphere of cultural support and deal-making that pervaded the air was intoxicating, I think on both ends of the table.


There are pictures and videos to come, so keep checking for some amazing laughs.