Jade Sylvan, called a “risque queer icon” by the Boston Globe, is an award-winning author, poet, screenwriter, producer, and performing artist living in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Jade’s most recent book, Kissing Oscar Wilde (Write Bloody 2013), a novelized memoir about the author’s experience as a touring poet in Paris, received rave reviews, and was a finalist for the New England Book Award and the Bisexual Book Award. Jade has toured extensively, performing their work to audiences across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Upcoming Shows

Date City Venue Country
04/19/15 Cambridge, MA Oberon United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1 Arrow St.. Jade represents the Boston Poetry Slam in this Grudge Match against the Haley House Slam for National Poetry Month. Buy Tickets More information
05/08/15 Jamaica Plain, MA Midway Lounge United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 3496 Washington St.. Jade performs at Chapter 3 of WTF Queerlesque?!
06/05/15 Cambridge, MA Oberon United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1 Arrow St.. Jade performs at Glitterotica: Season 2. Buy Tickets More information

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Kissing Oscar Wilde

“…a rickshaw of sexual misadventure and gender dysmorphia.” – The Boston Globe (full story here)

“…a pansexual bildungsroman crafted with unabashed eloquence… an epidural of hope.” – DigBoston (full review here)

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Novelization of the Film TEN

Ten women find themselves in a vacant mansion on Spektor Island in December, 1972. Each believes she’s traveled to the house on business, but they all agree that something seems strange. For one thing, the entire house is full of pictures and statues of pigs.

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The Spark Singer

Jade Sylvan’s poems are ornaments to holidays that don’t exist yet. Something with candles. Our first instinct is to treat them with extreme care, but not out of fragility, just the understanding that the sacred has occurred. Magic. Too much of the world fit into this small ritual.” —  Brian Ellis, author of Uncontrolled Experiments in Freedom

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Backstage at the Caribou

This is the story of Michelle, a twenty-three-year-old failed ballerina-cum-stripper, and Samantha, the magnetic vampiric woman who draws her into the bizarre world of The Caribou, where appearance is everything and no one is who they appear to be.

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